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Element with special Character in LINQ?

Element with special Character in LINQ?

Tableimport is a table in a dataset read from Excel using OleDB.

The problem I am trying to solve is that the data returned is giving every row in the sheet.

I am still trying to wrap my mind around LINQ but the below seems like it would be correct from the examples I've seen as RQ# is a unique field which is what I expect is what is required to enumerate. But # is a special language character so I am at a loss as to how to tell LINQ / .NET that is an element name. If it were SQL, I know it would be [RQ#].


Dim query = (From RQ# In TableImport.AsEnumerable) 

Once that works, I am curious as to whether I need a where clause... If LINQ enumerates over the element, does it skip the blanks (duplicates)? I can see it working either way.

RE: Element with special Character in LINQ?

I ended up going with the less favorable Exit for looping over the rows in the data table.

Out of curiosity I am wondering if there is a solution for the original post. I am leaning towards know but none the less curious. My hunch is there are any number of workarounds but no syntax solutions. A query that aliases the problem enumerable field comes to mind as a possible solution.

Hoping to be wrong as I can see this coming up often enough to be annoying in general.

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