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How to filter and combine 2 datasets in C#

How to filter and combine 2 datasets in C#

"I am building a web page to show a customer what software they purchased and to give them a link to download said software. Unfortunately, the data on what was purchased and the download information are in separate databases so I can't just take care of it with joins in an SQL query.

The common item is SKU. I'll be pulling a list of SKUs from the customer purchases database and on the download table is a comma delineated list of SKUs associated with that download. My intention, at the moment, is to create from this one datatable to populate a GridView.

Any suggestions on how to do this efficiently would be appreciated. If it helps, I can pretty easily pull back the data as a DataSet or a DataReader, if either one would be better for this purpose."

Asked by: Guest | Views: 37
Total answers/comments: 2
Guest [Entry]

"Why not create a Domain object based approach to this problem:

public class CustomerDownloadInfo
{
private string sku;
private readonly ICustomer customer;

public CustomerDownloadInfo(ICustomer Customer){
customer = Customer;
}

public void AttachSku(string Sku){
sku = Sku;
}

public string Sku{
get { return sku; }
}

public string Link{
get{
// etc... etc...
}
}
}

There are a million variations on this, but once you aggregate this information, wouldn't it be easier to present?"
Guest [Entry]

I am thinking off the top of my head here. If you load both as Data Tables in the same Data Sets, and define a relation between the two over SKU, and then run a query on the Data Set which produces the desired result.