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Failed to convert parameter value from a String to a Int32

Posted on 2008-06-25
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I am creating a code and sql script to lookup data in a table.  One of the fields I use is a Zip code.  If the user inputs a zip code there is no error.  If the field is left blank I get the Failed to Convert parameter value from a String to a Int32.  Can someone show me the proper way to hand this problem.

Here is my current code:

SqlConnection InsLookUp;
        InsLookUp = new SqlConnection();
        InsLookUp.ConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["123123123"].ConnectionString;

        SqlCommand cmd;

        InsLookUp.Open();

        cmd = new SqlCommand("InsCompLookup", InsLookUp);
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;

       
        // Input Parameters
        cmd.Parameters.Add("@CARRIER_NAME", SqlDbType.VarChar, 36).Value = tbCarrierName.Text;
        cmd.Parameters.Add("@CARRIER_ID", SqlDbType.VarChar, 15).Value = tbCarrierId.Text;
        cmd.Parameters.Add("@CITY", SqlDbType.VarChar, 20).Value = tbCarrierCity.Text;
        cmd.Parameters.Add("@STATE", SqlDbType.VarChar, 2).Value = tbCarrierState.Text;




        cmd.Parameters.Add("@ZIP", SqlDbType.Int).Value = tbCarrierZip.Value;---------------------------------Problem LINE
        cmd.Parameters.Add("@PHONE", SqlDbType.VarChar, 11).Value = tbCarrierPhone.Text;


       
        cmd.ExecuteNonQuery();

        if (InsLookUp != null)
        {
            InsLookUp.Close();
        }
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Question by:kwh3856
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Covert.ToInt32(string) should work for you.

Here is a link that can give you more info
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/sf1aw27b.aspx
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Also for some reason if the converter fails, then obviously the value you are trying to convert is not a number may have some alpha characters in them.

hope this helps
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Why are you storing zip codes as integers? Are you going to add them or something? That makes no sense, people type zip codes as strings, you should store them as strings.

Also, some countries allow letters in zip or postal codes.
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by:kwh3856
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Thank you very much for your reply. Both of you had the right answer.
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