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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 2.0 Core Reference, 2nd Edition by Dino Esposito

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Chapter 8. ADO.NET Data Containers

To enhance aggregation and delivery of data across the tiers of distributed enterprise systems, ADO.NET introduces a new breed of object that looks and acts like the in-memory version of a modern powerful database—the DataSet. At its core, the DataSet is merely a data container—a sort of super dictionary—specifically designed to manage tabular data expressed in terms of tables, columns, and rows. Nothing in the DataSet is tied to a physical database—be it Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office Access, or even Oracle databases. The DataSet has no notion of the provider that served its data; it is a mere data container that is serializable, ...

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