Error when trying to add a variable to a database item

Why do I get an error when I try to add the foll:

Dim iNIS as Decimal
iNIS = iNIS + dr.Item("NIS")

I get the foll error:

Error      1      Operator '+' is not defined for types '1-dimensional array of Decimal' and 'Object'.      

How can I solve this so that I can do what I intended to do?

Secondly, What is used instead of the += statement in Visual Basic .NET 2005?

Thank you in advance!
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arif_eqbalConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What is DR ?
Is it a DataReader object and is the column "NIS" of Decimal type
If yes
then I am baffled by the error you are getting
the lines
   Dim iNIS as Decimal
   iNIS = iNIS + dr.Item("NIS")
are perfectly fine
The Error talks of 1-Dimensional Array, I can't see any Array in here
Are you missing anything ??
Is it the line which is throwing the Error ??
try to Debug and check

Also += is a short form for incrementing a variable
for eg if we have
   Dim i As Integer = 10
and we want to Add say 5 to it
instead of
   i = i = 5
we can have
   i += 5
In fact += is the recommendded way of incrementing a variable
so your code could as well be
   iNIS += dr.Item("NIS")

similarly you have -=, &= (for concatenation) etc.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
Dim iNIS as Decimal
iNIS = iNIS + dr.Item("NIS").Value
OsirisJaAuthor Commented:
That doesn't work

What about casting the datarow item first:

        iNis = iNis + CDec(dr.Item("NIS"))


OsirisJaAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much arif.
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