Filtering calculated column in datatable


  • Hi ,

    If i have some calculated column with aggregate functions in some data table how can i  do that according to some filters ,Now i  want to calculate some data i should do filtering for all  data table as a whole but what need that is it possible to calculate while data table displaying all records


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    • Edited by Esmat_Halfa Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:33 PM
    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:20 PM

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  • By calculated do you mean using an Expression

    dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn()
        ColumnName = "Total",
        DataType = typeof(int),
        Expression = "Cost * Markup"

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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017 6:53 PM
  • Hi Esmat_Halfa,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, you could use DataColumn.Expression preperty.

    Here is a simple example for your reference.

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                DataTable table = new DataTable();
                // Create the first column.
                DataColumn priceColumn = new DataColumn();
                priceColumn.DataType = System.Type.GetType("System.Decimal");
                priceColumn.ColumnName = "price";
                priceColumn.DefaultValue = 50;
                // Create the second, calculated, column.
                DataColumn taxColumn = new DataColumn();
                taxColumn.DataType = System.Type.GetType("System.Decimal");
                taxColumn.ColumnName = "tax";
                taxColumn.Expression = "price * 0.0862";
                // Create third column.
                DataColumn totalColumn = new DataColumn();
                totalColumn.DataType = System.Type.GetType("System.Decimal");
                totalColumn.ColumnName = "total";
                totalColumn.Expression = "price + tax";
                // Add columns to DataTable.
                DataRow row = table.NewRow();
                DataView view = new DataView(table);
                dataGridView1.DataSource = view;

    I hope this would be helpful.

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    • Proposed as answer by RohitArora Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:44 AM
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 3:17 AM