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Hello,

I'm working on a project and I'm almost there but keep running into errors....

I'm getting the error "Specified Cast Is Not Valid" for the following line:

itmListItem.SubItems.Add(myData.GetString(shtCntr))

This code is to populate a listview.
Any help is greatly appreciated!

thanks!

Imports System.Data.OleDB
 
Public Class ListViewData
 
    Public Sub FillListView(ByRef MyListView As ListView, _
                                                        ByRef myData As OleDbDataReader)
        Dim lvwColumn As ColumnHeader
        Dim itmListItem As ListViewItem
 
        Dim strTest As String
 
        Dim shtCntr As Short
 
        MyListView.Clear()
        For shtCntr = 0 To myData.FieldCount() - 1
            lvwColumn = New ColumnHeader()
            lvwColumn.Text = myData.GetName(shtCntr)
            MyListView.Columns.Add(lvwColumn)
        Next
 
        Do While myData.Read
            itmListItem = New ListViewItem()
            strTest = IIf(myData.IsDBNull(0), "", myData.GetString(0))
            itmListItem.Text = strTest
 
            For shtCntr = 1 To myData.FieldCount() - 1
                If myData.IsDBNull(shtCntr) Then
                    itmListItem.SubItems.Add("")
                Else
                    itmListItem.SubItems.Add(myData.GetString(shtCntr))
                End If
            Next shtCntr
 
            MyListView.Items.Add(itmListItem)
        Loop
    End Sub
End Class
 
 
 
 
 
***Execute Code***
 
Private Sub cmdSearch_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles cmdSearch.Click
 
        Dim myCon As OleDbConnection
        Dim sqlCmd As OleDbCommand = New OleDbCommand("SELECT PendingClaimNum, Last, First, DatePending, Custodian FROM Pending WHERE Last Like '" & txtLastName.Text & "'")
        Dim myData As OleDbDataReader
        Dim itmListItem As ListViewItem
        Dim lvhHelper As ListViewData = New ListViewData()
        myCon = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=C:\Documents and Settings\diw07\My Documents\Daily Backups\phone memo backend.mdb")
 
        Try
            myCon.Open()
            sqlCmd.Connection = myCon
            myData = sqlCmd.ExecuteReader
            lvhHelper.FillListView(MyListView, myData)
            myCon.Close()
        Catch eSql As System.Data.OleDb.OleDbException
            MessageBox.Show(eSql.ToString)
        End Try
 
    End Sub

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by:Sethi
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Try adding ToString in the end like this:
itmListItem.SubItems.Add(myData.GetString(shtCntr).ToString)
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by:c9k9h
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Same error.... Is this another SQL related issue?
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Sethi earned 2000 total points
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Nope. Looks like you are not using the dataReader correctly. Please see the following link for a sample code in the end of the page:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/haa3afyz(VS.71).aspx
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by:c9k9h
ID: 24130670
I'm not sure that is it either.. I changed the query a bit to hit another (simpler table) and it worked... well kind of.

I tried this query:

Dim sqlCmd As OleDbCommand = New OleDbCommand("SELECT EmpID, LastName, FirstName FROM Employees")

And it returned results.

The results were only the values in the column "EmpID" and they were put in columns from left to right in the list... Not what I was trying to accomplish... Any ideas?
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by:Sethi
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I am sorry, I have no idea on this.
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by:c9k9h
ID: 24131151
Okay No Problem!

It turns out it was a problem with Date/TIme columns, I'm going to use a datagrid instead i think.


Thanks!
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Sounds good.
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