Compare datatable row

Padmanabhan, Venkatesh 120 Reputation points

Hi. I have the data from web.config stored in a variable. I have a datatable which contains the columns name and marks. I want to compare the datatable with the appSettings.. Example: for each items in the data table, datarow of name equals Joe = key name from app.config and datarow of marks <= value from the app.config The web.config has values in this format <add key="Joe" value="55"/> <add key="Richard" value="90"/> How to compare it in c# ?

 var appSettings = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings.AllKeys
                         .ToDictionary(key => key, key => ConfigurationManager.AppSettings[key]);
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  1. Jiale Xue - MSFT 35,556 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Padmanabhan, Venkatesh ,Welcome to Q&A.
    Create a config file first, and then get its AppSettingsSection. Get the corresponding value by looping dt.rows and using the value of the name column of row as the key. In this way you can compare it well. You could try the following code to get what you wanted.

    using System;
    using System.Configuration;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Windows.Forms;
    namespace WindowsFormsApp2
        public partial class Form1 : Form
            DataTable dt = new DataTable();
            public Form1()
            private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                Configuration config = ConfigurationManager.OpenExeConfiguration(ConfigurationUserLevel.None);
                AppSettingsSection appSettings = config.AppSettings;
                foreach (DataRow row in dt.Rows)
                    string name = row["name"].ToString();
                    int value = Convert.ToInt32(row["value"]);
                    // Retrieve the value from appSettings for the corresponding key
                    string appSettingValue = appSettings.Settings[name]?.Value;
                    if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(appSettingValue) && value <= Convert.ToInt32(appSettingValue))
                        Console.WriteLine($"For name: {name}, value: {value} is less than or equal to appSetting value: {appSettingValue}");
            private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
                //Create a datatable containing name and value
                dt.Columns.Add("name", typeof(string));
                dt.Columns.Add("value", typeof(int));
                dt.Rows.Add("Joe", 60);
                dt.Rows.Add("Richard", 90);
                dt.Rows.Add("Mary", 60);
                dataGridView1.DataSource = dt;

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        <add key="Joe" value="55" />
        <add key="Richard" value="90" />

    Best Regards,


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