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."