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My function attempts to store arguements in a ParamArray to be used to execute a stored procedure in an SQL Server 2000 DB.  My problem is that VB.net give an error saying that I can't convert a one dimensional array of string to a one dimensional array of System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter.  This is confusing me because I am only modifying a function that I already have and it works perfectly.  
Original Code:
   Usage example:
   Dim dtserver As DataTable = GetServerUpdate(Table,StoredProc).Copy
 
    Public Function GetServerUpdate(ByVal Field As Date, ByVal StoredProcName As String) As DataTable
        Dim Parms(0) As SqlParameter
 
        Parms(0) = New SqlParameter("@DateStamp", Field)
        Return ExecStoredProc(StoredProcName, Parms)
    End Function
 
    Private Function ExecStoredProc(ByVal ProcedureName As String, ByVal Parms As SqlParameter()) As DataTable
        'TODO:  Add daSQL.FillSchema(dtSQL) after daSQL.Fill(dtSQL).
 
        Dim dtSQL As New DataTable
        Dim daSQL As New SqlDataAdapter
        Dim cmdSQLCommand As New SqlCommand
 
        ' Configure the SqlCommand object
        With cmdSQLCommand
            .Connection = SQLConn
            .CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure 'Set type to StoredProcedure
            .CommandText = ProcedureName 'Specify stored procedure to run
 
            ' Clear any previous parameters from the Command object
            Call .Parameters.Clear()
 
            ' Loop through parmameter collection adding parameters to the command object
            If Not (Parms Is Nothing) Then
                For Each sqlParm As SqlParameter In Parms
                    cmdSQLCommand.Parameters.Add(sqlParm)
                Next
            End If
        End With
 
        ' Configure Adapter to use newly created command object and fill the dataset.
        daSQL.SelectCommand = cmdSQLCommand
        daSQL.Fill(dtSQL)
 
        Return dtSQL
    End Function
 
 
Modified code:
   Useage example:
   Dim dtserver As DataTable = GetServerUpdat(StoredProc, "variable:value").Copy
 
 
    Public Function GetServerUpdate(ByVal StoredProcName As String, ByVal ParamArray ProcItem() As Object) As DataTable
        Dim Parms() As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter
 
        For Each item As Object In ProcItem
            Dim i As Integer
            Dim ProcVariable As String = item.ToString.Substring(0, item.ToString.IndexOf(":"))
            Dim ProcValue As Object = item.ToString.Substring(item.ToString.IndexOf(":"))
            Parms(i) = New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter(ProcVariable, ProcValue)
            i = +1
        Next
 
        Return ExecStoredProc(StoredProcName, Parms) '***error happens here on Params!
    End Function
 
 
Private Function ExecStoredProc is the same as the original.

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Please recheck wether you submitted the correct code fragment here. There are a few typo's and the Parms array is uninitialized which will give a nullreference exception but other than that the code compiles fine in VS2005.
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Ok, I had been looking at the code way too long and did't see what was in front of me.  The problem turned out to be that I didn't submit the entire code.  In the modified code section the line
'Private Function ExecStoredProc is the same as the original.'  was not a true statement.  it was actually
'Private Function ExecStoredProc(ByVal StoredProcName As String, ByVal Parms As String) As DataTable'

I changed it to the below and my errors disappeared.

'Private Function ExecStoredProc(ByVal StoredProcName As String, ByVal Parms As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter()) As DataTable'

I also combined the two functions into one.  It works when the stored procedure doesn't need an argument but when an argument is needed it returns the columns but not any records.  

please comment as I have no idea what I missed.



    Private Function ExecStoredProc(ByVal StoredProcName As String, ByVal ParamArray ProcItem() As String) As DataTable
        'StoredProcName = the name of the stored procedure to be executed.
        'ProcItem = String combination of the stored procedure's argument and the argument's value in the format "@arg:value".
        'example1:  Dim dtserver As DataTable = ExecStoredProc("usp_test").Copy
        'example2:  Dim dtserver As DataTable = ExecStoredProc("usp_test", "@arg1:value1","@arg2:value2").Copy
 
        Dim Parms(0) As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter
        Dim dtSQL As New DataTable
        Dim daSQL As New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataAdapter
        Dim cmdSQLCommand As New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand
 
        For Each item As String In ProcItem
            Dim i As Integer
            Dim ProcVariable As String = item.ToString.Substring(0, item.ToString.IndexOf(":"))
            Dim ProcValue As String = item.ToString.Substring(item.ToString.IndexOf(":") + 1)
            Parms(i) = New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter(ProcVariable, ProcValue)
            i = +1
        Next
 
        ' Configure the SqlCommand object
        With cmdSQLCommand
            .Connection = SQLConn
            .CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure 'Set type to StoredProcedure
            .CommandText = StoredProcName 'Specify stored procedure to run
 
            ' Clear any previous parameters from the Command object
            Call .Parameters.Clear()
 
            ' Loop through parmameter collection adding parameters to the command object
            If Not (Parms Is Nothing) Then
                For Each sqlParm As System.Data.SqlClient.SqlParameter In Parms
                    cmdSQLCommand.Parameters.Add(sqlParm)
                Next
            End If
        End With
 
        ' Configure Adapter to use newly created command object and fill the dataset.
        daSQL.SelectCommand = cmdSQLCommand
        daSQL.Fill(dtSQL)
        daSQL.FillSchema(dtSQL, SchemaType.Source)
 
        Return dtSQL
    End Function

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thanks
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