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ASPX VB.Net TextBox Postback Not saving changes to TextBox

Posted on 2011-09-27
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I have an application that calls a page with a text box for inputting notes into a database. The first time I call it when the text box is blank, type text and save it works fine.  When I call it a second time and it comes up with text and I add more text, it does not save the changes.  How do I get it to postback the changes prior to writing to the database?
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Can you post the relevant code?
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See attached file.
Thanks
relevantCode.txt
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I see your redirecting to another page in your button click handler, so I am confused as to how you are calling this code a second time. Are you navigating back to this page at some later point in your application?

As a side note, your code is open for SQL injection. Any time you use string concatenation to build queries, especially when you are not validating input, you providing an attack vector for malicious users. Please consider using parameterized queries and ALWAYS validate the data coming from your users  = )
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P.S.

Your code is also open to cross-site scripting attack because of the lack of validation.
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It is a private web site so I am not really concerned about security.
Yes I navigate back.  I click a url on a gridview and pass the item number to this page to post notes to the database.  When I do it the first time, it posts the initial note.  But when I try to add to the note on scend or third visits to this page it does not update the database with the new information added to the textbox.  I need a way to postback the contents of the textbox to the server prior to updating the database or whatever method I can use to capture the new text added to the textbox on further visits.
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Have you stepped through the code to see if an exception is being raised? Also, are you certain that the item number is being passed correctly via the query string?
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manishkungwani earned 500 total points
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I will suggest to write this code
        TysonItem3 = Request.QueryString("TysonItem2").ToString

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If Not (Page.IsPostback) Then
    TysonItem3 = Request.QueryString("TysonItem2").ToString
End If

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This might resolve your issue, as otherwise the code seems fine ..
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by:sbdt8631
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You were close.  I was rewriting my textbox back to the original database value on postback before I updated the database.  Thank you    

 Do While myReader1.Read
            If Not (IsDBNull(myReader1("notes"))) Then
                TextBox1.Text = myReader1("notes")
            End If
        Loop
becomes:
        Do While myReader1.Read
            If Not (IsDBNull(myReader1("notes"))) Then
                  If not(page.ispostback) then
                TextBox1.Text = myReader1("notes")
                  end if
            End If
        Loop
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