I have the following code in a web part which does the job to pull the information from the external website and create an XML file as data source to a datalist web control. This Data list should be displayed in the webpart. For some reason, I can not see any information if I use this in the web part. Please guide me how to fix this problem.

string sJobURL = "http://www.example.com/extsearch/?client_id=123034&infonly=1&quick_search=0&show_desc=Y";
        string sInternalJobURL = "http://www.example.com/extsearch/?client_id=123034&infonly=1&quick_search=0&show_desc=Y";
        string sJobsPath = @"C:\app\jobs.xml";
        string sInternalJobsPath = @"C:\app\internaljobs.xml";
        string sProcessed = @"C:\app\Alljobs.xml";
        string sRootElementName = "vacancy_details";
        string sUniqueKeyName = "id";

        XmlDocument xml = new XmlDocument();


        XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
        var result = doc.DocumentElement.GetElementsByTagName(sRootElementName)[0] as XmlElement;
        Merge(sInternalJobsPath, doc, result, sProcessed, sRootElementName);

        DataSet ds = new DataSet();
        XDocument xdoc = XDocument.Load(sProcessed);
        var query = xdoc.Descendants(sRootElementName).Select(data => data.Element(sUniqueKeyName).Value).Distinct();

        if (ds.Tables.Count > 0)
            datalist.DataSource = ds.Tables[sRootElementName].DefaultView;
  • Version of SharePoint? Is this a visual web part? Try running debugger and confirm your ds.tables.count is in fact greater than 0. – David Lozzi May 29 '13 at 13:09
  • it is sharepoint 2010 and it is a visual web part. I am not sure if I can run this code as it is. I have not created any Sharepoint list by using BCS. – Ram May 29 '13 at 13:19
  • Where is this code? OnLoad? PreRender? OnInit? – Neil White May 29 '13 at 13:45
  • You shouldn't need BCS, as you're calling a service directly in code. – David Lozzi May 29 '13 at 13:50
  • I am using this code in oninit. – Ram May 30 '13 at 8:38

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