hi, <BR>i am trying to access the data that is bounded to the datalist in every item at runtime, for example i want to compare the value of the data displayed in one item with some integer value(if that data was integer ofcourse) and take proper actions prior to that comparison.<BR><BR>MY PROBLEM here is i use (don&#039;t know if this is right or not ) ItemCreated OR ItemDataBound events to access that piece of data, i can&#039;t get the data itself...all what i am provided with is the Item which represents the cell!<BR><BR>i don&#039;t want the cell..i want the data displayed in the cell brought from the datasource. i have tried everything those methods provided.<BR>and searched the internet thoroughly..nothing came up with me<BR><BR>i don&#039;t know what to do ?!!! help!