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Here, we are cooking up a small scale Search App Portal using the SQLDATASOURCE easy to use wizard with ASP.NET webforms.

One may use one's own search and display strategies for larger uses that may depend on the test results for efficiency.

The Search App Screen

Configuring the Connection String

The steps to bind the gridview are as follows:

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Steps to set the search filter using the ASP.NET controls for SelectParameters to build a criteria are given below: 

Creating the Filter aided by the easy to use Wizard

Step 1

Step 2

The Formed Criteria

Complete Criteria List

As formed in the SQLDATASOURCE Query with Select Parameters

Testing the formed query

The Demo Output Screen without paging/sorting


Things were very simple and guided if one were to manage a small application using the available features. But there may be greater challenges awaiting one as things become more dynamic. There is scope for a part II for this tiny application. Including paging.


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