Calculate a column in a Gridview based on data in another column of the same Girdview?

Anybody got any ideas? I'm stumped. I want a column in a gridview to take the value of another column in the same row as a parameter and run a query and then bind it. Like I said I'm stumped.



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I don't think you can pass the value of another column in the same row as a parameter and run a query and then bind it.  However, you could write a query with a calculated column from another field. 


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6/20/2008 6:18:46 PM

Hi CoreslabBill,

You can do it in RowDataBound event of GridView control. Here is my sample. In my sample I will change the first column value according the seventh column.

protected void GridView1_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
        if (e.Row.RowType == DataControlRowType.DataRow)
            string class_id = e.Row.Cells[6].Text;     //get value from the seventh column
            e.Row.Cells[0].Text = GetData("select ClassName from [class] where ClassID=" + class_id).Tables[0].Rows[0][0].ToString();   
            //set the first column value from a query using that relevant value, here you can do any calculation to this value.


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6/25/2008 3:19:04 AM

 Hi Bill,

Can you elaborate a little more?
On Which Event do you want this?
A button_Click inside the Grid?


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You could modify the datasource by adding a new datacolumn with the expression. Please refer this url. 


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6/25/2008 7:08:38 AM

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