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September 22, 2009

What is the difference between a DataSet and a DataTable?

Filed under: C# (C-Sharp),MS SQL Server,MySQL — J. Abram barneck @ 5:09 pm

What is the difference between a DataSet and a DataTable?
Here is a link to the MSDN class information for both:
DataSet Class
DataTable Class

So a DataTable is just a table.

However, a DataSet is a collection of tables that can have their data linked together with a DataRelation Class.

So when accessing a database, which should you use?
Well, if you only need a single table, then just use a DataTable.
However, if you need multiple tables and those tables may have some type of relationship, use a DataSet.

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