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DataTable.Clear Method

Clears the DataTable of all data.

Namespace:  System.Data
Assembly:  System.Data (in System.Data.dll)

public void Clear()

All rows in all tables are removed. An exception is generated if the table has any enforced child relations that would cause child rows to be orphaned.

If the DataSet is bound to an XmlDataDocument, calling DataSet.Clear or DataTable.Clear raises the NotSupportedException. To avoid this situation, traverse each table, removing each row one at a time. When you use NewRow to create new rows, the rows must be processed before you call Clear.

The following example clears the table of all data.

private void ClearTable(DataTable table)
{
    try
    {
        table.Clear();
    }
    catch (DataException e)
    {
        // Process exception and return.
        Console.WriteLine("Exception of type {0} occurred.", 
            e.GetType());
    }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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