ExecuteNonQuery and ExecuteScalar does not  return or throw an error when executing stored proc

Posted on 2009-07-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a SQLEXPRESS database.  I am using C# and to call a stored procedure.  The SQL Stored Procedure has been tested and works as expected.

When the code executes the stored procedure is not called, there is no exception and no error.

I tried the same code with ExecuteScalar() but no difference.

Does anyone see an issue with the code below?

private void InsertTGroup(string strTEntry)


            int          nRetCode = 0;


            // Build a connection string...

            SqlConnectionStringBuilder objConnString = new SqlConnectionStringBuilder();

            objConnString.InitialCatalog = "TGroups";

            objConnString.DataSource = @"(local)\SQLEXPRESS";

            objConnString.IntegratedSecurity = true;


            SqlConnection objSqlConn = new SqlConnection(objConnString.ConnectionString);

            using (SqlCommand objSqlCmd = 

                        new SqlCommand("InsertTGroup", objSqlConn))

            // -----------------------------------------------------------




                    objSqlCmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;

                    // Input parameter

                    SqlParameter objSqlParam = new SqlParameter();

                    objSqlParam.ParameterName = "@strGroupName";

                    objSqlParam.SqlDbType = SqlDbType.NVarChar;

                    objSqlParam.Size = 120;

                    objSqlParam.SqlValue = strTEntry;

                    objSqlParam.Direction = ParameterDirection.Input;


                    nRetCode = objSqlCmd.ExecuteNonQuery();


                catch (SqlException e)

                // -------------------------------------------------------







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Question by:MDKIMZEY
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Accepted Solution

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
ID: 24777503
you never open the connection:
SqlConnection objSqlConn = new SqlConnection(objConnString.ConnectionString);
objSqlConn.Open();  // should be inside the try catch ...

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ID: 31599795
Thanks most kindly - looked at this for hours ...

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