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Object reference not set to an instance of an object (vs2010 web app with vb)

Posted on 2010-08-26
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-27
What's wrong with this?
I keep getting a "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." on this line:


Dim cnn As New SqlConnection(strConnString)

        Dim cmd As SqlCommand = New SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM Master_Divisions", cnn)
        'cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text

        Dim reader As SqlDataReader



            reader = cmd.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection)


            While reader.Read
            End While

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Question by:Rick
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Expert Comment

by:Jini Jose
ID: 33536934
did u debugged it ?

set a breakpoint in that line and check the values of reader.Item("Division")
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Assisted Solution

Zhaolai earned 1000 total points
ID: 33537219
Try this:

            While reader.Read
                If reader.Item("Division") IsNot Nothing Then
                End If
            End While

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Accepted Solution

Dhaest earned 1000 total points
ID: 33541156
Try this (swith the brackets)

While reader.Read
End While
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 33541719
Thanks guys

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