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Posted on 2011-09-17
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Hi all,

Im getting the following message when updating records on a SQL Server:

Timeout expired.  The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

The code is very simple:

Dim cadena2 As String = "update available_mills set status=1 where id=99 and location=@f3"
Dim cmd2 As New SqlCommand(cadena2, con2)
cmd2.CommandType = CommandType.Text
cmd2.Parameters.AddWithValue("@f3", F3)
cmd2.ExecuteNonQuery()

This updates about 4000 records every hour

Thanks!
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by:Haris Djulic
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set connection timeout to max

con2.timeout=0 this will be no time out
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by:pvg1975
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Im getting

Error      1      'timeout' is not a member of 'System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection'.

When using con2.timeout=0
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by:pvg1975
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I used this:

con2.CreateCommand.CommandTimeout = 0

And it seems to work. Am I doing it right? or createcommand is for something else?

Thanks!
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Haris Djulic earned 250 total points
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it is beter to use the timeout with the command since:

SqlCommand.CommandTimeout = timeout limit for your SQL query. Means, how much time a (eg: SELECT, UPDATE) query can take for its execution. If it exceeds SqlCommand.CommandTimeout, then it stops execution. A command timeout error will occur.

SqlConnection.ConnectionTimeout = timeout limit for your connection. Means, how much time your connection object can try to connect. If it exceeds the specified time, it stops connecting. A connection timeout error will occur.

you can use it like that

cmd2.CommandTimeout =0
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by:pvg1975
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Thanks, i tried it but i get an error. I will paste the error once im back home. Thanks.
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by:Kishan Zunjare
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A sqlConnection has a ConnectionTimeout property. It  is a property which determines the maximum number of seconds your code will wait for a connection to the database to open. It is set in the connectionstring to the database

data source=BROCHIS;initial catalog=Indato;integrated security=SSPI;Connect Timeout=60;

Opening the connection does not do anything in the database yet. That is handled by a SqlCommand, By default this is 30 seconds. When you perform something costly in the database this is the one whose value you’ll have to change.

SqlCommand cmd;

cmd.CommandTimeout = 60;

Hope this will work...
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by:Anthony Perkins
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There is simply no reason to increase the CommandTimeout (let alone set it to 0-Infinte) for such a simple UPDATE.  All you need to do is optimize your query.

Do you have an index on id, location?
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by:pvg1975
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That worked perfect. I also optimized the table and added an index to the ID field. Thanks guys!
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