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Data is Null. This method or property cannot be called on Null values.

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi there;

I am trying to convert an SQL DataReader to an Entity:

public User ConverterForDataReaderToEntity(SqlDataReader reader) {

User user = new User
                        ID = reader.GetString(0),                        
                        Name = reader.IsDBNull(1) ? null : reader.GetString(1),
                       //this is also fails Name = reader.IsDBNull(1) ? string.Empty : reader.GetString(1),
                        Department = reader.IsDBNull(2) ? null : reader.GetString(2),
                        Hobby = reader.GetString(3),
return user;
Yet, I fail with error; "Data is Null. This method or property cannot be called on Null values."

All of the fields are nvarchar and ID is PK
In Name and Department columns, null values are allowed.

How to fix this?

Kind regards.
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