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I have a SQL data source and I'm trying to concatenate the logged in user with my SQL SELECT string.  I think I have the syntax wrong, though.   Can someone help?

 <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server"
 ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:SQLConnection %>"
 SelectCommand="SELECT dcca_firstname, FROM tblDCCreditApplication WHERE dcca_userid='" & DirectCast(Page, PageBaseClass).CurrentLoggedUser.ID & "'">
>

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by:nbove
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The offending line is:
SelectCommand="SELECT dcca_firstname, FROM tblDCCreditApplication WHERE dcca_userid='" & DirectCast(Page, PageBaseClass).CurrentLoggedUser.ID & "'"

You are not allowed to set those values explicity inline.  
1)  Remove the "Select Command" property from your datasource.
2)  Add a "OnSelecting" event handler.
3)  In the event handler, add the following code:
SqlDataSource1.SelectCommand = "SELECT dcca_firstname, FROM tblDCCreditApplication WHERE dcca_userid='" & DirectCast(Page, PageBaseClass).CurrentLoggedUser.ID & "'"
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by:saturation
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How do I add the OnSelecting event handler?   Sorry, I'm fairly new to .NET.
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by:nbove
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Modify your datasource to read:
<asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server"
 ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:SQLConnection %>"
 onselecting="SqlDataSource1_Selecting">

Add the following method to the code behind:
protected void SqlDataSource1_Selecting(object sender, SqlDataSourceSelectingEventArgs e) {
  SqlDataSource1.SelectCommand = "SELECT dcca_firstname, FROM tblDCCreditApplication WHERE dcca_userid='" & DirectCast(Page, PageBaseClass).CurrentLoggedUser.ID & "'"
}
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by:saturation
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Is this C#?   My page is VB.NET.
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Sub SqlDataSource1_Selecting(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As SqlDataSourceSelectingEventArgs)) {
  SqlDataSource1.SelectCommand = "SELECT dcca_firstname, FROM tblDCCreditApplication WHERE dcca_userid='" & DirectCast(Page, PageBaseClass).CurrentLoggedUser.ID & "'"
}
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by:saturation
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I get "Statement cannot appear within a method body. End of method assumed." with the code below.   What am I doing wrong?
<%

Public Sub SqlDataSource1_Selecting(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As SqlDataSourceSelectingEventArgs)
    SqlDataSource1.SelectCommand = "SELECT dcca_firstname FROM tblDCCreditApplication WHERE dcca_userid='" & DirectCast(Page, PageBaseClass).CurrentLoggedUser.ID & "'"

End Sub

%>

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