DataTable.GetErrors Method

Gets an array of DataRow objects that contain errors.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public DataRow[] GetErrors()

Return Value

Type: System.Data.DataRow[]
An array of DataRow objects that have errors.

Invoke GetErrors after invoking the DataSet class's GetChanges method. Also, be sure you do not invoke AcceptChanges on the DataTable until after you have resolved all errors, and have re-submitted the DataSet for updating.

The following example uses the GetErrors method to return an array of DataRow objects that have errors.

private void PrintAllErrs(DataSet dataSet)
    DataRow[] rowsInError; 

    foreach(DataTable table in dataSet.Tables)
        // Test if the table has errors. If not, skip it. 
            // Get an array of all rows with errors.
            rowsInError = table.GetErrors();
            // Print the error of each column in each row. 
            for(int i = 0; i < rowsInError.Length; i++)
                foreach(DataColumn column in table.Columns)
                    Console.WriteLine(column.ColumnName + " " + 
                // Clear the row errors

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0
Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

© 2015 Microsoft