Returning a DataTable from WebService using Ajax

Hi Everybody,
I need to create a web service that is consumable on the client side.
This web service should return a DataTable which I should consume on the client side.
My question is how can it be done correctly.

Can someone please show me an example of a web service consupmtion  that returns a DataTable, and how to retreive data from that  retruned DataTable on the client side. (using javaScript and the Microsoft Ajax Library).

 Thanks in advance,

                            Mike Smith.




7/28/2008 11:45:33 AM 2181 articles. 0 followers. Follow

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Hi! The best way is to create table as html on server side and return it as string to client side. Then you can put the generated table as innerHTML property of an div or something.
7/29/2008 8:42:42 AM


Thanks for the reply. Your approach is may be acceptable in some cases.

But do you think thare is a way for returning the DataTable object and accessing it from the client side?



7/29/2008 3:48:47 PM

This might help you:

But basicly is the same as returning an string for example. How ever, I tested to transfer datatable in .NET 2.0 but it returns error (something like serialization is not supported) but I think that in .NET 3.5 should work.

7/30/2008 7:29:12 AM


Since ADO.NET 2.0 DataTable is serializable. Google for "datatable serialize" and you will find a lot of stuff on this.


7/30/2008 9:09:52 AM

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