How to convert DataSet to DataTable

I am retrieving data from a SQL table so I can display the result on the page as a HTML table. Later I need to be able to save that table as a CSV file.

So far I have figured out how to retrieve the data and fill them in a dataset for display purpose (which is working perfectly)...

        string selectQuery = "SELECT Name, ProductNumber, ListPrice FROM Poduction.Product";

        // Establish the connection to the SQL database 
        SqlConnection conn = ConnectionManager.GetConnection();
        conn.Open();

        // Connect to the SQL database using the above query to get all the data from table.
        SqlDataAdapter myCommand = new SqlDataAdapter(selectQuery, conn);

        // Create and fill a DataSet.
        DataSet ds = new DataSet();
        myCommand.Fill(ds);

and how to save them in a CSV file with the help of following code from: http://www.evontech.com/login/topic/1983.html

    private void exportDataTableToCsv(DataTable formattedDataTable, string filename)
    {
       DataTable toExcel = formattedDataTable.Copy();
       HttpContext context = HttpContext.Current;
       context.Response.Clear();

       foreach (DataColumn column in toExcel.Columns)
       {
          context.Response.Write(column.ColumnName + ",");
       }

       context.Response.Write(Environment.NewLine);
       foreach (DataRow row in toExcel.Rows)
       {
          for (int i = 0; i < toExcel.Columns.Count; i++)
          {
             context.Response.Write(row.ToString().Replace(",", string.Empty) + ",");
          }

          context.Response.Write(Environment.NewLine);
       }

       context.Response.ContentType = "text/csv";
       context.Response.AppendHeader("Content-Disposition", "attachment; filename=" + filename + ".csv");
       context.Response.End();
    }

Now my problem is how do I convert this DataSet to DataTable? I have tried the way described here with NO luck: http://www.ezineasp.net/post/ASP-Net-C-sharp-Convert-DataSet-to-DataTable.aspx

Can anyone help me?

Answers


A DataSet already contains DataTables. You can just use:

DataTable firstTable = dataSet.Tables[0];

or by name:

DataTable customerTable = dataSet.Tables["Customer"];

Note that you should have using statements for your SQL code, to ensure the connection is disposed properly:

using (SqlConnection conn = ...)
{
    // Code here...
}

DataSet is collection of DataTables.... you can get the datatable from DataSet as below.

//here ds is dataset
DatTable dt = ds.Table[0]; /// table of dataset

Here is my solution:

DataTable datatable = (DataTable)dataset.datatablename;

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