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Q: DataGrid Display

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Hi

I have a question regarding displaying a foreign key in a DataGrid. To
explain my question, consider the following:

Suppose I have two tables A and B. Table A has the following structure:

UID_A ' Primary key of A
FK_B ' Foreign key to table B i.e. UID_B

and table B has the following structure:

UID_B ' Primary key of B
Name ' List of names e.g. John, Mark, William

If I set a DataSource of a DataGrid to be A, then I get a grid with values
such as:

2 7
3 8
4 15
5 7

etc.

What I would like to display is the following:

2 John
3 Robert
4 Bill
5 John

That is, I want to display the Name field instead of the FK_B value (these
are related as shown above).

Now, in the past, I have been able to do this by creating a new column in A,
iterating through all the rows and placing the B "Name" in the right place.

This works BUT I'm sure there must be a simpler, more elegant solution???

Thanks in advance

Geoff

Mar 25 '06 #1
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