No overload for method ...

Posted on 2004-09-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Here's the error:

 Compiler Error Message: CS1501: No overload for method 'gettheitems' takes '6' arguments

Source Error:

Line 42:
Line 43:              IBuySpy.ProductsDB1 productlist = new IBuySpy.ProductsDB1();
Line 44:              MyList.DataSource = productlist.gettheitems(color, category, year, region, appellation, country);
Line 45:              MyList.DataBind();
Line 46:          }

It works fine if I leave the country paramter off. Here's the ASP that sets the paramter values:

void makeselection_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e) {
     string col;
     string cat;
     string yea;
     string reg;
     string cou;
     string app;
col = color.SelectedItem.Text;
          if (col!="") {
          Session["color"] = color.SelectedItem.Text;
          else {
          Session["color"] = "";
     cat = category.SelectedItem.Text;    
          if (cat!="") {
          Session["category"] = category.SelectedItem.Text;
          else {
          Session["category"] = "";
     yea = year.SelectedItem.Text;
          if (yea!="") {
          Session["year"] = year.SelectedItem.Text;
         else {
          Session["year"] = "";
     reg = region.SelectedItem.Text;
          if (reg!="") {
          Session["region"] = region.SelectedItem.Text;
          else {
          Session["region"] = "";
     cou = country.SelectedItem.Text;
          if (cou!="") {
          Session["country"] = country.SelectedItem.Text;
          else {
          Session["country"] = "";
     app = appellation.SelectedItem.Text;
          if (app!="") {
           Session["appellation"] = appellation.SelectedItem.Text;
          else {
           Session["appellation"] = "";

void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) {

        string color = Session["color"].ToString();
     string category = Session["category"].ToString();
     string year = Session["year"].ToString();
        string region = Session["region"].ToString();
     string appellation = Session["appellation"].ToString();
     string country = Session["country"].ToString();

             IBuySpy.ProductsDB1 productlist = new IBuySpy.ProductsDB1();
             MyList.DataSource = productlist.gettheitems(color, category, year, region, appellation, country);


public SqlDataReader gettheitems(string color, string category, string year, string region, string appellation, string country) {

        SqlConnection myConnection = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationSettings.AppSettings["ConnectionString"]);
            SqlCommand myCommand = new SqlCommand("getwinelist3", myConnection);

            // Mark the Command as a SPROC
            myCommand.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;

            SqlParameter parametercategory = new SqlParameter("@category", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 4000);
            parametercategory.Value = category;

SqlParameter parametercolor = new SqlParameter("@color", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 4000);
            parametercolor.Value = color;
SqlParameter parameteritemdid1 = new SqlParameter("@itemdid1", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 4000);
            parameteritemdid1.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output;
SqlParameter parameteryear = new SqlParameter("@year", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 4000);
            parameteryear.Value = year;

    SqlParameter parameterregion = new SqlParameter("@region", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 4000);
            parameterregion.Value = region;

    SqlParameter parameterapp = new SqlParameter("@appellation", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 4000);
            parameterapp.Value = appellation;

 SqlParameter parametercountry = new SqlParameter("@country", SqlDbType.NVarChar, 4000);
            parameterapp.Value = country;

            SqlDataReader result = myCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection);
               return result;


and just in case your curious, here's my stored proc:

@color nvarchar(50),
@category nvarchar(50),
@year nvarchar(50),
@region nvarchar(50),
@appellation nvarchar(50),
@country nvarchar(50),
@itemdid1 nvarchar(50) OUTPUT  
SELECT ltrim(rtrim(name1)) as name1,  ltrim(rtrim(bottleprice)) as bottleprice, ltrim(rtrim(caseprice)) as caseprice, ltrim(rtrim(vintage)) as year, itemdid1
FROM   newtable
region like '%' + ISNULL(@region, '') + '%'  AND
color like '%' + ISNULL(@color, '') + '%'  AND
category like '%' + ISNULL(@category, '') + '%'  AND
vintage like '%' + ISNULL(@year, '') + '%'  AND
appelation like '%' + ISNULL(@appellation, '' ) + '%'  AND
 country like '%' + ISNULL(@country, '') + '%'
Question by:dprasad
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Accepted Solution

BlackTigerX earned 500 total points
ID: 12036590
well, you have the problem and the solution

MyList.DataSource = productlist.gettheitems(color, category, year, region, appellation, country);

the overload methods (as you may already know) are the same method but with different number of parameters and/or type, in this case, NONE of the overload methods can take 6 parameters, there is no overloaded method that will take 6 parameters

now, I see  you have this line:

public SqlDataReader gettheitems(string color, string category, string year, string region, string appellation, string country) {

but is that part of the IBuySpy.ProductsDB1 class?
or is that a method you declared in YOUR class?

if YOU defined that method in YOUR class, then the only problem is that you are calling it like

productlist.gettheitems(color, category, year, region, appellation, country);

you would need to call it like:

gettheitems(color, category, year, region, appellation, country);

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