I am able to get the data using DataAdapter and the DataReader. I am
more inclined to use DataAdapter because I want to update the data on
the SQL server database.

I have used boundcolumns- I am not planning anything fancy about
sorting - data validating right now. should I have to use tempalte
columns or bound columns.

I am not finding any technical literature comparing the two letting me
which one to use?

any help in will be appreciated.

thanks and have a nice weekend.
Ravi