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Filling of datafields in Details View using emptydata template or insert data templat

I am using a gridview and a details view with a single object data source connecting to an Oracle database. When clicking the new button I get a form with all the fields empty. How can I get some of these values filled up automatically so that a user needs to update only those fields which are likely to change or How can some of these values, which are likely to be constants for a given instance, be supplied so that a user can see these values after clicking the New button(in the details view) just as he can see on clicking the edit button in the gridView.
Mar 7 '07 #1
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Hello, I managed to solve the problem by using another click event (menu in my case) when the empty details view is displayed using:
DetailsView1.Fields(m).Text=GridView1.SelectedRow. Cells.Cell(n).Text
Thanks, But is it possible to do that without having to use another event??
Mar 8 '07 #2
Hello thanks to somebody who is reading this and wants to help me. I made some errors in the previous posting and the following is the method which worked only partially:

Protected Sub Menu1_MenuItemClick(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuEventArgs) Handles Menu1.MenuItemClick
DetailsView1.Rows(7).Cells(1).Text = Menu1.SelectedValue.ToString
DetailsView1.Rows(1).Cells(1).Text = CStr(Session("myuwi"))
DetailsView1.Rows(2).Cells(1).Text = CStr("ACTUAL")
DetailsView1.Rows(3).Cells(1).Text = GridView1.SelectedRow.Cells.Item(5).Text
DetailsView1.Rows(5).Cells(1).Text = GridView1.SelectedRow.Cells.Item(7).Text
DetailsView1.Rows(8).Cells(1).Text = Menu1.SelectedItem.Parent.Parent.Text
TextBox1.Text = DetailsView1.Rows(7).Cells(1).Text
TextBox2.Text = DetailsView1.Rows(1).Cells(1).Text
End Sub
Now, while the text boxes 1 & 2 show correctly the values the insert to the database does not work. Also the appearance of the text boxes in the detailsview change. Can somebody help me? I am not a programmer.
Mar 9 '07 #3

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