Cache dependency on database select statement

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by martin, Oct 18, 2003.

  1. martin

    martin Guest


    I have a page that contain a dropdown list of values.
    This drop down list rarely changes so I wish to cache the page. However the
    values in the dropdown box are taken from a database, so if the values in
    the database change I wish to expire the cache and go to the database again
    and get a fresh copy.

    I have worked out that I should use one of the methods of cache.insert that
    take a cache dependency object, for example

    public void Insert(
    string key,
    object value,
    CacheDependency dependencies,
    DateTime absoluteExpiration,
    TimeSpan slidingExpiration

    However I am not sure how to create the cachedependency object from an
    sqlstatement, and conect it to my database. my db is sql server 2000, the
    select satement is of the form "select catID,CatName from category" and only
    references a single table.

    I have been able to create a cachedependency object that relies on an XML

    dim objCache as new cachedependency(server.mapath(/myXMLfile))

    however I am stumped creating a dependency on a database, is this possible,
    Iwould be gratefull for any advice on how to do this.


    martin, Oct 18, 2003
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  2. Steve C. Orr [MVP, MCSD], Oct 18, 2003
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