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Raise your hand if you know what DataAdapter.TableMappings is for...

Url: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?u...

I seem to be getting a lot of questions and reviewing a lot of code that isn't use TableMappings and I wonder why.  For example I see this occassionally:

 DataSet ds = new DataSet(); 
SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter();
// Setup Adapter here ds.Fill(ds);

ds.Tables["Table"].TableName = "Customers";
//etc.

The problem here is that you don't even need TableMappings, you could call the fill like so:

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New Oracle .NET Technology Center

Url: http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/dotnet/in...

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Presentations...

Url: http://wildermuth.com/presentations

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Atlanta Mobility User Group

Url: http://www.atlantamobility.net/

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Constantine - A Review (No Spoilers Here)

Url: http://constantinemovie.warnerbros.com/

I just got back from seeing Constantine.  The first movie I've went out to see on the opening weekend in quite a while.  Overall, it was a fun ride.  I do recommend it, but just don't expect a new "Matrix" or anything.  There are some theological inconsistencies, but in general great performances all around (even Reeves, but don't quote me on that).  Terrific visuals too. 

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Rocky and I Agree on n-Tier Development

Url: http://www.lhotka.net/WeBlog/PermaLink.aspx?gui...

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Community Server 1.0 Released!

Url: http://www.communityserver.org/

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trailer is out!

Url: http://hitchhikers.movies.go.com/main.html

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10 Geekiest Hobbies...

Url: http://www.thewavemag.com/pagegen.php?pagename=...

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Is Data Access Really This Hard?

I've been spending some time lately reviewing how companies are doing data access in .NET.  When I look at how most of them have crufted up solutions, I am amazed.  The model that Microsoft supports seems so obvious to me, but I am neck deep in it.  I'd like to hear from my readers their specific experience with creating data access in .NET; with an eye to why or why not use COM+ for transactions; Typed DataSet or DataReaders; Business Objects or Messages.  I am trying to understand where the community is.

Thanks in advance...

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