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Check for the existance of a specific table in a dataset.

I'm getting a dataset back from a web service and I want to verify that the
table I want exists before trying to access it (which will cause an
exception.) Is there an easy way to check for a specific table in my dataset
without doing a try/catch or is that the easiest way?

TIA - Jeff.
Jan 25 '06 #1
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"UJ" <fr**@nowhere.com> wrote in message
I'm getting a dataset back from a web service and I want to verify that
the table I want exists before trying to access it (which will cause an
exception.) Is there an easy way to check for a specific table in my
dataset without doing a try/catch or is that the easiest way?

if ( dataSet.Tables["MyTable"] == null )
throw new exception("Table no present");

in other words, just check for null when you refer to the table, the same
apply to columns

Ignacio Machin,
ignacio.machin AT dot.state.fl.us
Florida Department Of Transportation
Jan 25 '06 #2
You can do what Ignacio says or there is also a "Contains" attribute
from the table and column collections to verify the existence of a
member before accessing it.


Jan 25 '06 #3

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