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Updating sql express 2008 database table from an XML file.

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 16, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net
 

I'll start off with the usual caveats.. new to the forum, new to programming, not a programmer by trade..just a dabbler

 

A little background..

 

I run a hockey pool for me and a few friends. I currently use Excel to produce everything. Every week I download a csv file from a stats reseller, update my pool, then run some macros to create web pages and upload those to my site. It works alright but I want to take my pool/site to the next level. So I decided to do a new site using ASP.NET and sql express.

 

My plan is to download an XML file from the same reseller and update my "Player" table every week with the "new" stats.

 

I used a Dataset, SqlDataAdapter, and the XML file from the reseller to populate my "Player" table in the beginning. It was pretty slick, pretty easy. My problem is I can't seem to figure out how to update my "Player" table with my new stats.

 

First I tried using the same Dataset/SqlAdapter but it threw a Primary Key exception, saying I couldn't insert that ID because it was already existing in the table. I can fill my dataset from the "Player" table change things and save it back to the "Player" table..but that's not what I want to do.

 

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