Error trying to do "if this and this then this" in VB.net

I  am getting an error on my compounbd if comparer nand I cant get it straight - can anyone help
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                    Dim COUNT As Integer
                    Dim connString As String = "server=SERVER;initial catalog=apps;persist security info=False;user id=USER;password=PASS"
                    Dim conn As New SqlConnection(connString)
                    conn.Open()
                    Dim command As New SqlCommand
                    Dim strSQL As String = "SELECT * FROM TABLE WHERE GROUPID ='" & GUID & "' AND AttributeID ='" & DDLVALUE & "' AND AttributeValue = '" & checkedvalue & "'"
                    Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter(strSQL, conn)
                    Dim o As Object = command.ExecuteScalar()
                    If ((o <> Nothing) & (o <> DBNull.Value)) Then <---here is the error

                        COUNT = 1
                    Else
                        strSQL = "INSERT INTO TABLE (GROUPID,AttributeID,AttributeValue) Values ('" & GUID & "','" & DDLVALUE & "','" & checkedvalue & "') SELECT SCOPE_IDENTITY()"
                        o = command.ExecuteScalar()

                        COUNT = 0
                    End If
                Catch ex As Exception
                    Response.Write(ex.Message)
                End Try
            End If
        Next

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nishant joshiTechnology Development ConsultantCommented:
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                    Dim COUNT As Integer
                    Dim connString As String = "server=SERVER;initial catalog=apps;persist security info=False;user id=USER;password=PASS"
                    Dim conn As New SqlConnection(connString)
                    conn.Open()
                    Dim command As New SqlCommand
                    Dim strSQL As String = "SELECT * FROM TABLE WHERE GROUPID ='" & GUID & "' AND AttributeID ='" & DDLVALUE & "' AND AttributeValue = '" & checkedvalue & "'"
                    Dim da As New SqlDataAdapter(strSQL, conn)
                    Dim o As Object = command.ExecuteScalar()
                    If ((o <> Nothing) AND (o <> DBNull.Value)) Then <---here is the error

                        COUNT = 1
                    Else
                        strSQL = "INSERT INTO TABLE (GROUPID,AttributeID,AttributeValue) Values ('" & GUID & "','" & DDLVALUE & "','" & checkedvalue & "') SELECT SCOPE_IDENTITY()"
                        o = command.ExecuteScalar()

                        COUNT = 0
                    End If
                Catch ex As Exception
                    Response.Write(ex.Message)
                End Try
            End If
        Next

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check i have change in condition.
thanks.
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nepaluzCommented:
A check for nothing should be sufficient, i.e
If o Is Nothing Then '<---here was the error
    COUNT = 1
Else
    strSQL = "INSERT INTO TABLE (GROUPID,AttributeID,AttributeValue) Values ('" & Guid & "','" & DDLVALUE & "','" & checkedvalue & "') SELECT SCOPE_IDENTITY()"
     o = command.ExecuteScalar()
     COUNT = 0
End If

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
I might also suggest using AndAlso rather than simply And. The difference being that AndAlso is short-circuited--meaning if the first part of the expression is false, then the whole expression can never be true, so there is no need to test the second condition. And is not short-circuited, and it will test both conditions regardless of the truth of either part of the expression.
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r3nderAuthor Commented:
Thank you Kaufmed and nishantcomp2512 a combination of both
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