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RadTony asked on 31 Mar 2010, 02:07 PM
Telerik experts,

       Here is my code. I can't update my dynamic RadGrid.
       Otherwise no problem to update a normally generated RadGrid. 

       I must be missing something very basic ...

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Northwind2.aspx.cs" Inherits="Northwind2" %>    
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">    
<html xmlns="">     
<head runat="server">     
    <form id="form1" runat="server">     
          <telerik:RadScriptManager ID="RadScriptManager1" runat="server" />    
        <!-- content start -->    
        <telerik:RadAjaxManager ID="RadAjaxManager1" runat="server">     
                <telerik:AjaxSetting AjaxControlID="RadGrid2">        
    <br />    
    <asp:PlaceHolder ID="PlaceHolder1" runat="server" />    
    <br />    
            <telerik:RadGrid ID="RadGrid2" EnableViewState="true" AllowAutomaticUpdates="True" OnUpdateCommand="grid_UpdateCommand"       
                OnNeedDataSource="RadGrid2_NeedDataSource" Width="400px"    
                runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false" AllowSorting="False" AllowMultiRowSelection="False" GridLines="None">                                    
            <MasterTableView ItemStyle-Wrap="false" Name="Employees" ShowHeader="true" DataKeyNames="EmployeeID"      
                EditMode="InPlace" BorderWidth="0" EnableColumnsViewState="true" Width="400px">                          
                <HeaderStyle Wrap="false" Height="20px" Font-Size="X-Small" Font-Bold="true"/>                   
                <AlternatingItemStyle Height="20px" BackColor="BlanchedAlmond" Wrap="false" BorderWidth="0" Font-Size="X-Small"/>        
                <ItemStyle Height="20px" BackColor="Azure" Wrap="false" BorderWidth="0" Font-Size="X-Small"/>                
                <EditItemStyle Height="20px" Wrap="false" BorderWidth="0" Font-Size="X-Small"/>          
                      <telerik:GridBoundColumn DataField="EmployeeID" HeaderText="EmployeeID" ItemStyle-Height="20px" ItemStyle-Width="150" ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign="Left" HeaderStyle-Width="150" HeaderStyle-HorizontalAlign="Center"></telerik:GridBoundColumn>                      
                      <telerik:GridBoundColumn DataField="LastName" HeaderText="LastName" ItemStyle-Height="20px" ItemStyle-Width="150" ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign="Left" HeaderStyle-Width="150" HeaderStyle-HorizontalAlign="Center"></telerik:GridBoundColumn>                      
                      <telerik:GridBoundColumn DataField="FirstName" HeaderText="FirstName" ItemStyle-Height="20px" ItemStyle-Width="150" ItemStyle-HorizontalAlign="Left" HeaderStyle-Width="150" HeaderStyle-HorizontalAlign="Center"></telerik:GridBoundColumn>                      
                      <telerik:GridEditCommandColumn ></telerik:GridEditCommandColumn>    
            <clientsettings allowexpandcollapse="false">                       
                    <Scrolling AllowScroll="false" UseStaticHeaders="true"></Scrolling>                                                                                          
using System;     
using System.Collections;     
using System.Collections.Generic;     
using System.Linq;     
using System.Web;     
using System.Web.UI;     
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;     
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;     
using System.Data;     
using System.Data.Sql;     
using System.Data.SqlClient;     
using Telerik.Web.UI;     
using System.Reflection;     
public partial class Northwind2 : System.Web.UI.Page     
    //Declare a global DataTable dtTable1            
    DataTable dtTable1 = new DataTable();     
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)     
    protected void Page_Init(object sender, System.EventArgs e)     
    protected void PopulateGridOnPageInit()     
        RadGrid grid = new RadGrid();     
        grid.ID = "grid";     
        grid.Width = Unit.Pixel(400);     
        grid.AllowSorting = true;     
        grid.PagerStyle.Mode = GridPagerMode.NextPrevAndNumeric;     
        grid.AllowPaging = true;     
        grid.AllowAutomaticUpdates = false;     
        grid.Skin = "Sunset";     
        grid.MasterTableView.AutoGenerateColumns = false;     
        grid.MasterTableView.EnableColumnsViewState = false;     
        grid.MasterTableView.EditMode = GridEditMode.InPlace;     
        grid.MasterTableView.EnableViewState=true ;     
        grid.UpdateCommand +=new GridCommandEventHandler(grid_UpdateCommand);      
        GridBoundColumn boundColumn;     
        boundColumn = new GridBoundColumn();     
        boundColumn.HeaderText = "EmployeeID";     
        boundColumn.DataField = "EmployeeID";     
        //boundColumn.UniqueName = "EmployeeID";     
        boundColumn = new GridBoundColumn();     
        boundColumn.HeaderText = "LastName";     
        boundColumn.DataField = "LastName";     
        //boundColumn.UniqueName = "LastName";     
        boundColumn = new GridBoundColumn();     
        boundColumn.HeaderText = "FirstName";     
        boundColumn.DataField = "FirstName";     
        //boundColumn.UniqueName = "FirstName";     
        GridEditCommandColumn gcEdit = new GridEditCommandColumn();     
        grid.DataSource = LoadData();     
    protected void RadGrid2_NeedDataSource(object source, Telerik.Web.UI.GridNeedDataSourceEventArgs e)     
        RadGrid2.DataSource = LoadData();     
    protected void grid_UpdateCommand(object source, Telerik.Web.UI.GridCommandEventArgs e)     
        //Get the GridEditableItem of the RadGrid            
        GridEditableItem eeeditedItem = e.Item as GridEditableItem;     
        //Get the primary key value using the DataKeyValue.            
        string EmployeeID = editedItem.OwnerTableView.DataKeyValues[editedItem.ItemIndex]["EmployeeID"].ToString();     
        //Access the textbox from the edit form template and store the values in string variables.            
        string LastName = (editedItem["LastName"].Controls[0] as TextBox).Text;     
        string FirstName = (editedItem["FirstName"].Controls[0] as TextBox).Text;     
            SqlConnection SqlConnection = new SqlConnection(GetConnectionString());     
            SqlCommand SqlCommand1 = new SqlCommand();     
            //Open the SqlConnection            
            //Update Query to update the Datatable             
            string updateQuery = " UPDATE Employees " +     
                                 " SET    LastName='" + LastName + "'," +     
                                 "        FirstName='" + FirstName + "'" +      
                                 " WHERE  EmployeeID=" + EmployeeID ;     
            SqlCommand1.CommandText = updateQuery;     
            SqlCommand1.Connection = SqlConnection;     
            //Close the SqlConnection            
        catch (Exception ex)     
            RadGrid2.Controls.Add(new LiteralControl("Unable to update Employee. Reason: " + ex.Message));     
            e.Canceled = true;     
    protected DataTable LoadData()     
        string connectionString = GetConnectionString();     
        SqlConnection SqlConnection = new SqlConnection(connectionString);     
        DataTable dtTable = new DataTable();     
        //Declare a global SqlDataAdapter SqlDataAdapter1            
        SqlDataAdapter SqlDataAdapter1 = new SqlDataAdapter();     
        //Declare a global SqlCommand SqlCommand            
        SqlCommand SqlCommand1 = new SqlCommand();     
        //Open the SqlConnection            
            //Select Query to populate the RadGrid with data from table Employees.            
            string selectQuery = "SELECT EmployeeID, LastName, FirstName, Title, ReportsTo from Employees";     
            SqlDataAdapter1.SelectCommand = new SqlCommand(selectQuery, SqlConnection);     
            return dtTable;     
            //Close the SqlConnection            
    static private string GetConnectionString()     
        return "server=STATION00374;database=Northwind;Integrated Security=SSPI;";     

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answered on 02 Apr 2010, 01:23 PM
Hi Anthony,

Instead of binding the dynamic grid conditionally using simple binding with DataBind() calls, you should transform your code to take advantage of the advanced binding with NeedDataSource handling:

Please, give this suggestion a try and let me know about the result.

Kind regards,
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