Tags: , , , , , | Categories: Development Posted by bsstahl on 9/1/2006 2:35 AM | Comments (0)

Roy Osherove, and one of his commenters on his ISerializable blog, explains how to find out the source of a constraint problem in a DataSet. To do so, simply set the DataSet.EnforceConstraints property to false, then load your data. Once everything is loaded, set the EnforceConstraints property back to True, while trapping for the error. Once the error occurs, you can iterate through the Tables, testing the HasErrors property. For each table with errors, iterate through its rows testing the same property. Rows that have errors will have a property called RowError that describes the specific problem with that row.

Roy's original article is: DataSet hell - "Failed to enable constraints. One or more rows contain values....".