Insert counter in Try/ Catch block

Problem:  I want to add only unique records to my Process table.  the data that is being read can have multiples.  I think I am getting close with the following code, but the compiler is telling me that "y" in my catch is an "unassigned local variable".  If the ProcessID of my first instance is 1, then I would want the return line to return "1" for the ProcessID for each of the subsequent duplicates (necessary for proper child handling).

Thanks

**Code**
private int addProcess(string process, int locationID)
{
      DataRow row = data.Tables["Process"].NewRow();
      row["Name"] = process;
      row["LocationID"] = locationID;
      row["GUID"] = System.Guid.NewGuid();
      int y;
      int z;
try {
      y = 0;
      data.Tables["Process"].Rows.Add(row);
      return (int) row["ProcessID"];
}
      
catch {
      z = y++;
      return (int) row["ProcessID"]- z;
}
}

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smeggheadCommented:
Just move the y=0 line to before the try block.. There is no need to assign this in the try block
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armoghanCommented:
Dont seem to have any use of variable y and z
change the code to this

private int addProcess(string process, int locationID)
{
     DataRow row = data.Tables["Process"].NewRow();
     row["Name"] = process;
     row["LocationID"] = locationID;
     row["GUID"] = System.Guid.NewGuid();

try {
     data.Tables["Process"].Rows.Add(row);
     return (int) row["ProcessID"];
}
     
catch {
         return (int) row["ProcessID"]- 1;
}
}
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ImageryGrlAuthor Commented:
This only works if there is only one duplicate.  Example: Original row["ProcessID"] statement  = 0, the first duplicate would be 0 - which is correct.  However if there was a third duplicate it would show row["ProcessID"] = 1 (2-1), not 0. What I want is for the errors to increment so that the "-z" in my catch statement would be -1 for the first, then -2 for the second, etc.  
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armoghanCommented:
You mean something like this
int y=0;
int z=0;

while(true)
{
try {
     data.Tables["Process"].Rows.Add(row);
     return (int) row["ProcessID"]-z;
}
     
catch {
     z = y++;
}
}
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armoghanCommented:
sorry this

int y=0;
int z=0;

data.Tables["Process"].Rows.Add(row);

while(true)
{
try {
        int abc = (int) row["ProcessID"]-z;
        return abc;
}
     
catch {
     z = y++;
}
}
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ImageryGrlAuthor Commented:
Still not quite.  the Try needs to work on the Add(row) as well as the return.  This one is the best yet, but the z keeps getting reset to 0 and I need it to keep the counter from the last round.  


int y=0;
int z=0;

while(true)
{
   try
   {data.Tables["Process"].Rows.Add(row);
   int processID = (int) row["ProcessID"];
   return processID;

   }
   catch
   {
   z = ++y;
   int processID = (int) row["ProcessID"]-z;
   return processID;

   }
   }
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ImageryGrlAuthor Commented:
When I re-read all the logic of the program, the loop will not work.  I have decided to go another direction:  Instead of trying to use a counter to get the correct processID, I am simply re-pulling it from the table based on the current record.  This is what the new Catch looks like:

catch
{
      String filterExpression = "Name = '{0}'";
      String filter = String.Format(filterExpression, risk);
      DataRow[] datarows = data.Tables["Process"].Select( filter );
      riskID = (int)datarows[0]["ProcessID"];
      return processID;
}

Many thanks to armoghan and smegghead for trying to assist.  I will request the question be closed.
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