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3/16/2015 12:18 PM
 

Hello,

Still new to DNN but learning little by little. I have a basic understanding of how DataBind is used to store my modules data on my SQL Server. I have messed around with the single entry I have in the module's table aka presenting the AssignedUserId, CreatedOn, and LastModifiedByUserId ect just because I could. My question is how do I use DataBind to access another table on my server? For instance to access the dbo.Users table?

Another question: is there a simple way to query data from the linked database? Eventually I need to be able to pull data from another server. I've been reading articles and watching the videos but I can't really tell if I'm following what they're trying to accomplish and if it's the same thing I'm trying to do.

Thanks!

 
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3/16/2015 12:49 PM
 
you shouldn't bind directly to the tables, but the objects in API - like userinfo, which gets loaded and updated via UserManager class.

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3/16/2015 1:26 PM
 

That makes sense I'm just unaware at the moment how to go about doing that. You can see the template generated code here:

If I'm reading this correctly it's creating a new controller, linking it to ModuleId (I'm not sure how it knows what that is [420]), then binding that data set.

On the view I think I understand that 'Container.DataItem' points to that module in my case my test module 'DNNModule2_Items' as it appears on my server then searches that table for an ItemId column and posts that to the module.

How does 'Container.DataItem' know that I only want to access rptItemList? Is there not a way to have multiple databinds in a single repeater? 

Sorry I'm just trying to get a basic concept of what I should do. I'm looking at this post here to see if maybe it can help.

Thanks again.

 
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3/16/2015 1:41 PM
 
same would apply with usercontroller:
var uc = new UserController();...
A single list can only bind to a single table or view - if you use a view, you may include columns from other objects (unless you look it up using its own controller).

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3/16/2015 4:41 PM
 

It was a long shot but I took the chance and removed all default code and used a SqlDataSource from the Toolbox->Data then attached a DropDownList to it and I can query whatever table I want. So far I've figured out that as long as they have unique Id's I can have as many of these lists up as I need from different tables at the same time. What I'm messing around with right now:

Seems to be working alright so far. Thanks.

 
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