Bind Generic List to ASP.NET DropDownBox (or GridView)

//Class for generic list
public class MarketDates
{
    public string DisplayDate { get; set; }
    public string SelectDate { get; set; }
}

 //List for binding
List LstFromDate = new List();
List LstToDate = new List();

//Load List
for (int i = 1999; i < (DateTime.Now.Year + 1); i++)
{
   MarketDates DDLFromDate = new MarketDates();
   MarketDates DDLToDate = new MarketDates();

   DDLFromDate.DisplayDate = "JAN-" + i.ToString();
   DDLFromDate.SelectDate = i.ToString();
   LstFromDate.Add(DDLFromDate);

   DDLToDate.DisplayDate = "DEC-" + i.ToString();
   DDLToDate.SelectDate = i.ToString();
   LstToDate.Add(DDLToDate);
}

//Bind
DDLFromYear.DataTextField = "DisplayDate";
DDLFromYear.DataValueField = "SelectDate";
DDLFromYear.DataSource = LstFromDate;
DDLFromYear.DataBind();
     
DDLToYear.DataTextField = "DisplayDate";
DDLToYear.DataValueField = "SelectDate";
DDLToYear.DataSource = LstToDate;
DDLToYear.DataBind();  

Call SQL Server Procedure in a Select Statement

I have a procedure that returns data that is used to populate a grid. I wanted to use the same procedure to pull out x number of rows from another procedure. I thought if I could call a the stored procedure on a cursor vs. using a select statement I could reuse the procedure.  

I came across an article that covered OPENQUERY. Basically you create a linked server on the same database you want to access. Then in this way you can call a SQL Server Stored Procedure in a select statement and use it as part of a cursor!

--1. Allow Data Access to this SQL Instance
exec sp_serveroption @server = 'YOURSERVERNAME\YOURINSTANCE' 
                    ,@optname = 'DATA ACCESS' 
                    ,@optvalue = 'TRUE' 


--2. Use navtive OLEDB provider. server name set as localhost. Could be anything
EXEC master.dbo.sp_addlinkedserver @server = N'localhost',
                                   @srvproduct=N'',
                                   @provider=N'SQLNCLI',
                                   @datasrc=N'YOURSERVERNAME\YOURINSTANCE'
      
SELECT  * FROM OPENQUERY(localhost,'exec sp_who')
--http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190479.aspx

On one SQL Server 2008 the query executes fine, on another I had to include the following:

SELECT  * FROM OPENQUERY(localhost,'SET FMTONLY OFF; SET NOCOUNT ON;exec MyDB.dbo.prc_get_some_data')

Reference this post on StackOverflow