Distinct count of a column in gridview RRS feed

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  • User-640323567 posted

    Hi, I have a gridview, which needs to show a total of distinct rows in a column. This can be shown in a label under the gridview.

    Because there could be multiple same records with same product ids but with different other data, I need to show distinct count of products.

    I have tried this way, but it shows only the count for the records in the current page. When I move to other page, the count reflects that particular page data.

    protected void gdv_RowDataBound(object sender, GridViewRowEventArgs e)
                     var distinctRows = (from GridViewRow row in gdv.Rows
                                         select row.Cells[1].Text
                     lblCount.Text = "Total number of records: " + distinctRows.ToString();

    How do I show a distinct count of ALL the records in gridview irrespective of what page we are looking at?

    In short, row.Cells[1] has product Ids which can contain duplicates and I want to extract distinct count of these product ids.

    And I've set the pagesize as 15.

    Thanks for any help!

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 2:47 PM


  • User1724605321 posted

    Hi ASPbun ,

    You could disable paging temporarily and will re-bind the grid so that now we have access to all records . Code below is for your reference :

      <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false" AllowPaging="true"
         OnPageIndexChanging="grdData_PageIndexChanging" PageSize="2">
            <asp:BoundField ItemStyle-Width="150px" DataField="CustomerID" HeaderText="Customer ID" />
            <asp:BoundField ItemStyle-Width="150px" DataField="ContactName" HeaderText="Contact Name" />
            <asp:Button ID="Button1" runat="server" Text="Button"  OnClick="Button1_Click"/>
            <asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" Text="Label"></asp:Label>

    Code behind :

            protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                if (!this.IsPostBack)
            public void BindGrid()
                DataTable dt = new DataTable();
                dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("CustomerID", typeof(string)));
                dt.Columns.Add(new DataColumn("ContactName", typeof(string)));
                dt.Rows.Add("1", "1");
                dt.Rows.Add("1", "1");
                dt.Rows.Add("3", "1");
                dt.Rows.Add("2", "1");
                GridView1.DataSource = dt;
            protected void grdData_PageIndexChanging(object sender, GridViewPageEventArgs e)
                GridView1.PageIndex = e.NewPageIndex;
            protected void Button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                var a = GridView1.PageIndex;
                GridView1.AllowPaging = false;        
                 var distinctRows = (from GridViewRow row in GridView1.Rows
                                    select row.Cells[0].Text
                GridView1.AllowPaging = true;
                GridView1.PageIndex = a;
                Label1.Text = distinctRows.ToString();

    According to CustomerID , label shows "3" .

    Best Regards,

    Nan Yu

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Friday, November 4, 2016 6:58 AM