Logged in user displays user specific data from database

Hi there - I am fairly new to ASP.NET and am hoping for some guidance here ...

I am building an application for manages to track employees as the employee leaves the business.  Basically there are processes a line manager is required to complete and I want the manager to enter completion dates when those processes have been completed.

I have gotten as far as successfully creating the login/membership controls.  The user (line manager) logs in and is then redirected to the correct page and thats fine.  However, I then want for the user to see records from a database for the employees reporting to them (this will be maintained by an admin person elsewhere.)  The database record for the employee who is leaving holds the username of the line manager.

I was thinking that I should be able to link the username of the line manager logging in to the web application to the database so that only the employee records assigned to the line manager are displayed.

I tried to create a gridview control linked to the database.  The gridview control on its own works fine in so much as it returns the correct data from the database - but it obviously returns all the records in the database.  I then tried to add a WHERE clause, so something like:

SELECT [id], [linemanager_user], [leaver] FROM [tblLeavers] WHERE ([linemanager_user] = 'this should be the logged in username')

However, I am unable to select the username from the login username control as it is not available as an option in the Configure Data Source Add WHERE clause dialogue box.

Can anyone help out?

 Thanks in advance.

4/3/2009 11:02:32 AM
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If you are manually Binding your GridView using the ADO.NET way then you can do something like this:


Here's an example below:

Public Function GetData(ByVal user As String) As DataTable
    Dim dt As New DataTable()
    Dim connection As New SqlConnection("YOUR CONNECTION STRING HERE")
        Dim sqlCmd As New SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM TableName", connection)
        Dim sqlDa As New SqlDataAdapter(sqlCmd)
        sqlCmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@user", user)
    Catch ex As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException
        Dim msg As String = "Fetch Error:"
        msg += ex.Message
        Throw New Exception(msg)
    End Try
    Return dt
End Function

Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
    If Not Page.IsPostBack Then
        Dim dt As DataTable = GetData(Page.User.Identity.Name)
        If dt.Rows.Count > 0 Then
            GridView1.DataSource = dt
        End If
    End If
End Sub



public DataTable GetData(string user)
    DataTable dt = new DataTable();
    SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection("YOUR CONNECTION STRING HERE");
    try {
        SqlCommand sqlCmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM TableName", connection);
        SqlDataAdapter sqlDa = new SqlDataAdapter(sqlCmd);
        sqlCmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@user", user);
    catch (System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException ex) {
        string msg = "Fetch Error:";
        msg += ex.Message;
        throw new Exception(msg);
    finally {
    return dt;

protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (!Page.IsPostBack) {
        DataTable dt = GetData(Page.User.Identity.Name);
        if (dt.Rows.Count > 0) {
            GridView1.DataSource = dt;

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