Requesting SqlDataSource.Parameters.DBType.Structured

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  1. Gary
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    Aug 2006

    Posted 13 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Are there any current plans to add DBType Structured to the list of available DBTypes for SqlDatasource Parameters?

    If not, please consider adding DBType Structured to the list of Parameter DBTypes for SqlDataSources. I believe this will allow for more reliable performance in Telerik Reporting when Table-Valued Parameters are created and passed to SqlDataSources which bind to Stored Procedures.
  2. Steve
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    Posted 18 Jan 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Gary,

    Our declarative data source components are intended to specify declaratively how to retrieve the data for the report. They do not contain any data at all, they only specify the means how to obtain it e.g. in the case of SqlDataSource - by executing a SQL query against a database.

    Our goal for the data source components is to be as generic as possible and allow you to connect to any database. So in this line of thoughts, we only utilize the available features of the ADO.NET connectors and do not add any custom features for specific database only. In this line of thoughts, we get the available DBTypes from the System.Data assembly and namely from the DbType Enumeration, which does not expose a Structured type.

    All the best,
    Steve
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