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Can a Dynamic Data page update a View?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 13, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


I just started working with Dynamic Data (asp.net 4, VS 2010 express, C#) and have tried to simplify the displaying/not displaying of columns by using a simple, single table, updatable SQL view.  Adding and displaying the view work and the in-line edit and update controls are there and seem functional but I can't access any of the columns.

Does DD not support updatable views or have I missed something?


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