9.4. Starting with a Schema

The previous section covered the process of exposing/updating data when you start with a relational database. In many cases, especially business-to-business integration scenarios, you'll start with an XML schema that describes the business documents to be exchanged.

The next sections explain some of the tasks you'll perform when starting with a schema, such as creating DataSets from the schema and importing/exporting data according to the schema.

9.4.1. DataSets from Schemas

Starting with a schema, you have the option to create the DataSet structure at runtime or at design time. To create the DataSet structure at runtime, you instantiate a DataSet and tell it to read an XML schema, causing it to create tables, columns, ...

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