Error inserting a number with comma (decimal sign) using stored procedure

Posted on 2005-03-23
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Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hi experts,

when i access a stored procede on sql-server and i pass a number with a comma (Belgium uses comma instead of a dot) then my code errors out telling me the number of fields does not match the number of provided variables.
(ofcourse the same error pops up when trying to use a insert-statement by using the connection-object in my code (objConn.execute "insert into...")
The datatype of the field in my table is Real.

Surely there must be a workaround, just can't think of any right now.


Question by:Paurths
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Expert Comment

ID: 13616795
Have you tried using double "" ""
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Author Comment

ID: 13616900
have tried that,
it then errors out, saying "error converting data type nvarchar to real"

btw, it then ads another quote by itself...
objConn.Execute "execute sp_ZaalToevoegen '" & strRoomName & "', "" & sngVal & """
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Expert Comment

ID: 13617328
Hi, Paurths.

Don't know if the syntax below will help you, but the examples below provide the format I use for various Conn.Execute statements.  VB is very finicky about the syntax.  Notice in my first example all instances of a comma require "', '" (e.g. double quote,single quote, comma, space, single quote, double quote).  Your example shows "', "" (e.g. double quote, single quote, comma, space, double quote, double quote).

To write a new record:
InsertString = "INSERT INTO DesignNotes (ID, Description, Supplier, Remarks) VALUES('" & txtId & "', '" & txtDescription & "', '" & txtSupplier & "', '" & txtNewRemarks & "')"
Conn.Execute InsertString

To update a record:
txtSupplierValue = "UPDATE DesignNotes Set Supplier='" & txtSupplier.Text & "'"
Conn.Execute (txtSupplierValue & " WHERE ID=" & txtIdValue)

To return search results records:
txtDescription.Text = "%" & txtDescription.Text & "%"
Set MyRecSet = Conn.Execute("SELECT * FROM DesignNotes WHERE Description LIKE'" & txtDescription.Text & "'")


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Expert Comment

ID: 13617358
Also, should there be the "execute" item in your command?  Can you post what "sp_ZallToevoegen" is set equal to?  That would help evaluate your VB-Sql syntax.
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Accepted Solution

Shauli earned 1000 total points
ID: 13617705
You can try to replace the comma with a decimal dot. However you have prior to that eliminate all thousand dots, maybe something like:

Replace(Replace("1.501.225,15", ".", ""), ",", ".")

Then when you read from the database, use FormatNumber(value, 2) to set it back to tje locale decimal separator.


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Author Comment

ID: 13619618
hi edwardiii,

the syntax i provided in my second comment was as reply to egl1044's comment.
I'm familiar with the syntax, as far as it goes to "normal" datatypes. (where VB does not freak out when it encounters a comma and it thinks it is a field-separator)


The replace-function does the job!!!

btw; also found another solution; passing the value as a string to my stored procedure and the using the replace-function there also does the job!


@ZNaam varchar(25),
@ZPrijs varchar(15)


Insert into tbl_Zalen
(ZNaam, ZPrijs)


(@ZNaam, replace(@ZPrijs,',','.'))

Thanx for the input,


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