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In ASP.NET, how come .HasRows does not work properly?

Posted on 2011-03-18
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have the following code:

Using connection As New SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.AppSettings("ConnectionString1"))
                Dim command As New SqlCommand(queryString, connection)
                command.Parameters.Add("@param_ClientID", Data.SqlDbType.NVarChar, 10).Value = ClientID.Trim.ToString
                Dim reader As SqlDataReader = command.ExecuteReader()
                    If reader.HasRows Then
                        stPrompt = "Client Id Check: " & reader(0).ToString

I am working with test data so i know the client does not exist.  When it gets to "If reader.HasRows" it is always coming up as TRUE.  When it gets to the "reader(0).ToString", it gives an error "Invalid attempt when no data is present."

Am I using .HasRows properly?

Should I do something other than "SqlDataReader = command.ExecuteReader()"?

Question by:excellis
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Expert Comment

by:käµfm³d 👽
ID: 35166309
What does your query look like? A query that return no records will result in HasRows being false; a query that returns a count of 0 to indicate no records has 1 records, so HasRows would be true.
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Expert Comment

by:Paul Jackson
ID: 35166350
Use :
While (Reader.Read)
End While

Author Comment

ID: 35166427

Here is the Stored Procedure

      @param_ClientID nvarchar(10) = NULL

      SELECT *
      FROM Master_Clients
      WHERE Client_ID LIKE COALESCE(@param_ClientID, '%');

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Author Comment

ID: 35166474
The Stored Procedure is used in other parts.  I did not want to make one specific for this part of the program.  

Before I get to this part of the program, I have already checked that there is something in the Client ID field so I know that the parameter will be something other than a blank or null.
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Expert Comment

by:Paul Jackson
ID: 35166492
You need to call reader.read :

If reader.HasRows Then
            Do While reader.Read()
                Console.WriteLine(reader.GetInt32(0) _
                  & vbTab & reader.GetString(1))
            Console.WriteLine("No rows found.")
        End If


Accepted Solution

excellis earned 0 total points
ID: 35166535

Doesn't solve the problem of why reader.HasRows is always coming up as TRUE.  I will try working with your 1st suggestion "While (Reader.Read)" and see if i can get that to work.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 35499761
No one answered the initial question.  Got work arounds.

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