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Hi,

I have a connection to a SQL database. One of the tables in the SQL
Database is DefendentInform ation.

I would like to get the firstName and lastName fields from that table
combine them and add that as a value to the drop down list.

However, I don't know what to put in for the datasource property.

Any help would be appreciated
Brian
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi,

Add a new calculated column to your dataset. Use that column as the
displaymember in the dropdownlist.

Dim dc As DataColumn

'

' Add a new column in clients table which

' is full name.

dc = New DataColumn("Nam e")

dc.DataType = System.Type.Get Type("System.St ring")

dc.Expression = "LastName + ', ' + FirstName"

dsClient.Tables (0).Columns.Add (dc)

Ken

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Hi,

I have a connection to a SQL database. One of the tables in the SQL
Database is DefendentInform ation.

I would like to get the firstName and lastName fields from that table
combine them and add that as a value to the drop down list.

However, I don't know what to put in for the datasource property.

Any help would be appreciated
Brian
Nov 21 '05 #2

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