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I have a application where I need to use the buttons in the datagridview to delete a selected row. I know how to do that part but i need it to also update the database. That's what I'm struggling with.

What I have tried:

So this what I have it does delete the selected row when application is running but once the application is closed and ran again the deleted row is back.
private void RecordsdataGridView_CellContentClick(object sender, DataGridViewCellEventArgs e)

if (RecordsdataGridView.Columns[e.ColumnIndex].Name == "Delete")
DialogResult result = MessageBox.Show("Are you sure you want to delete this patient report?", "Conformation", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo);

                if (result == DialogResult.Yes)

                int rowIndex = RecordsdataGridView.CurrentCell.RowIndex;


         else if (result == DialogResult.No)

Updated 28-Apr-20 15:30pm

1 solution

One way of doing this, is, before this line

read the required (index) data from the selected DataGrid Row, and use that to run a 'delete from table where id = index-from-datarow' sort of thing - making sure you do the SQL properly, ie, no SQL injection, use a parameterized SQL statement.

If the DataGrid Row doesn't have an index or something to form a unique delete statement, then I suggest you change your original query to obtain it, but make the DataGrid column hidden so it doesnt display

Probably a better way of achieving the update/delete of an 'underlying' database table from a DataGridView is to 'bind' the DataGridView to the data-source (db table) - here's a link that may help illustrate this Database Updates From DatagridView[^]
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