I have a asp.net 1.1/sql server 2000 web based administration system where I create and update records. What I want to do is to check that no record with the same name exists in the database before I create or update a record. I have managed to accomplish this with the create as I used a stored procedure to check if a record exists with the same name and return an output parameter depending on the result.
The problem I am having is that when I do an update on a record that has 3 fields I do a check on the name field and see if it exists before I allow the update just incase the user has changed the name to something that already exists in the system. However if the user has changed fields 2 or 3 but does not change the name then the update fails as it says the record already exists in the database.
There are three fields:
The stored procedure checks on update to see if the username already exists before it does the update. But if the administrator only changes the password the update will not work as the Username already exists in the database.
Can anybody help me out with this one??