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Hello experts!

I recently altered one of my datagrids I use and added a dropdownlist, a checkbox, and another simple textbox.  I setup my sql table like I always do for checkboxes and what not.  For some reason when you now edit a new row that's been added to the grid I get the following error:


Operator is not valid for type 'DBNull' and string "Service".
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.InvalidCastException: Operator is not valid for type 'DBNull' and string "Service".

Source Error:


Line 206:                        If AddingNew = False And Not (Val Is Nothing) Then
Line 207:                              Select Case Val
Line 208:                                    Case "Service"
Line 209:                                          Return 1
Line 210:                                    Case "Parts"
 

Source File: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\BadChecks\datagrid1130test.aspx    Line: 208

How do I get it to recognize the empy/null sql field and move past it?  The code its hanging up on is here:

Function dgDropDown1GetIDX(ByVal Val As Object) As Integer
If AddingNew = False And Not (Val Is Nothing) Then
      Select Case Val
            Case "Service"
            Return 1
            Case "Parts"
            Return 2
            Case "B/S"
            Return 3
            Case "New Sales"
            Return 4
            Case "Used Sales"
            Return 5
            Case Else
            Return 0
      End Select
Else
Return 0
End If
End Function

Any ideas?  I use this function to get the value that is already in the sql table.  

Help!
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by:gregoryyoung
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If AddingNew = False And Not (Val Is Nothing) And not isdbnull(val) Then
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or use Select Case (Val & "")
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Thanks for your feedback!

Will be testing...
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by:DotNetLover_Baan
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Cool... Greg.. that's a nice trick... >> Select Case (Val & "") << ...   awsome...
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by:gregoryyoung
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dbnull & "" = "" always :)
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by:jay-are
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Select Case (Val & "")

works perfect...so simple too!

Thanks!
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by:gregoryyoung
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glad to hear it, let me know if you need anything else.

Cheers,

Greg
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