Distinct RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I've one linq query:

    var c = from s in students

               from a in

              Suppose when one student takes two courses, the above query is doing the cross join and returning the duplicate student records one for each course. But I need to get one one student record. Is there any better way other than using Distinct() to remove duplicate records. How to perform inner join instead of cross join?




    Friday, August 20, 2010 12:52 AM


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  • Try like below

    DataTable dt = new DataTable();
          dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ID", typeof(int)));
          dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("Name", typeof(string)));
          dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("FirstName", typeof(string)));
          dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("DOJ", typeof(DateTime)));     
          DataRow dr = dt.NewRow();
          dr["ID"] = 1;
          dr["Name"] =".Net";
          dr["FirstName"] = "Jack";
          dr["DOJ"] = DateTime.Now.Date;
          DataRow dr1 = dt.NewRow();
          dr1["ID"] = 2;
          dr1["Name"] = "ASP.Net";
          dr1["FirstName"] = "Jill";
          dr1["DOJ"] = DateTime.Now.Date;
          DataRow dr2 = dt.NewRow();
          dr2["ID"] = 1;
          dr2["Name"] = "C#";
          dr2["FirstName"] = "Jack";
          dr2["DOJ"] = DateTime.Now.Date;
          DataRow dr3 = dt.NewRow();
          dr3["ID"] = 3;
          dr3["Name"] = "SSRS";
          dr3["FirstName"] = "Steve";
          dr3["DOJ"] = DateTime.Now.Date;
          var studentCourses = from s in dt.AsEnumerable()
                     group s.Field<int>("ID") by                 
                     new { FirstName = s.Field<string>("FirstName"), DateofJoin = s.Field<DateTime>("DOJ") } into g                 
                     select g;
          foreach (var items in studentCourses)
            Console.WriteLine("Details:{0}", items.Key);

    Nanda - Misys Software Solutions,Bangalore
    Friday, August 20, 2010 5:54 AM
  • Hi KJosh,

    You want a student followed by this student's courses within one record ? What do you select from the datasource ? Could you please post your complete query ?

    Basically, you can find some detailed information about how to Perform Inner Joins in Linq from

    Best regards,
    Alex Liang

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    Monday, August 23, 2010 2:34 PM