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An introduction to DataTables, DataSets and DataViews?

Hi! I'm an "old-school" programmer used to dealing with data one
record at a time (using old RPG code like 'chain' and 'read'
statements). I'm not used to dealing with huge chunks of data at one
time. Nowadays, however, it seems that the modern languages like Java
and C# steer you towards working with data in a 'disconnected'
fashion, i.e. loading records into datatables and datasets then using
dataviews to look at them how you like.

Anyway, I was wondering if any of you C# gurus out there could
recommend a good introduction to dealing with data in C#? The program
that I've written connects to a Microsoft Access database file
(finally figured out how to grab my connection string from my
app.config file!) and pulls data into a dataset via the data adapter.
But, now that I've gotten my data into my dataset, I'd like to work
with it. Perhaps even parse some data from that dataset into another
dataset. Ultimately, I'll be writing the data to a datagrid on the
form and printing the data to a report. But, before I can do all of
that, I'd like to understand exactly what goes into working with data
in C#.

Thanks for any advice!

Jun 27 '08 #1
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