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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Can you explain the difference between an ADO.NET Dataset and an ADO Recordset?

· A DataSet can represent an entire relational database in memory, complete with tables, relations, and views.

· A DataSet is designed to work without any continuing connection to the original data source.

· Data in a DataSet is bulk-loaded, rather than being loaded on demand.

· There's no concept of cursor types in a DataSet.

· DataSets have no current record pointer You can use For Each loops to move through the data.

· You can store many edits in a DataSet, and write them to the original data source in a single operation.

Though the DataSet is universal, other objects in ADO.NET come in different versions for different data sources.

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