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Web service to update a database at a remote location

I have to update the database (machine is at remote location) from my local machine for my b2c Web project (ASP.NET) frequently. I planning to do it with a Web service by passing the dataset to the Web service as parameter. Is it the correct approach?

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Datasets are appropriate when you are working with disconnected data as is the case in many network applications that retrieve database data, manipulate it then merge it back into the datastore. Datasets were designed to facilitate this pattern. Datasets are considered "too heavy" in situations where you are doing read-only access in particular when you are not caching the data. From what you've described, passing datasets seems like the right thing to do.

This was first published in April 2003

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