File upload - Network path was not found

This is mind boggling to me. I've been at this for 2 weeks. I've put debug steps and I thought I'd fixed it but still get the same error.

This is what I'm doing:
1. I build a letter in code
2. I have it as PDF
3. I want to save it in database
4. I also fax the letter using a 3rd party API. This works

Sometimes, it doesnt happen all the time...i get the error below. I've run out of ideas on what I need to do to get rid of this error...

at System.Data.SqlTypes.SqlFileStream.OpenSqlFileStream(String path, Byte[] transactionContext, FileAccess access, FileOptions options, Int64 allocationSize)     at System.Data.SqlTypes.SqlFileStream..ctor(String path, Byte[] transactionContext, FileAccess access, FileOptions options, Int64 allocationSize)     at System.Data.SqlTypes.SqlFileStream..ctor(String path, Byte[] transactionContext, FileAccess access)     at UserControl_NonMemberFax.SaveLetterDatabase(Byte[] dataLetter, String fax, String patientId, Nullable`1 nonMemberProviderId)     at UserControl_NonMemberFax.btnSubmit_onClick(Object sender, EventArgs e)========The network path was not found

I think it comes from the database when I'm trying to save the doc

My code:

byte[] file1dataLetter = BuildByteLetter();
rowGuidId = SaveLetterDatabase(file1dataLetter, faxnumber, patientId.Text, nonMemberRowId);



 private string SaveLetterDatabase(byte[] dataLetter, string fax,string patientId, int? nonMemberProviderId)
    {
        SqlConnection objSqlCon = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["armsConnectionString"].ConnectionString);

        objSqlCon.Open();
        SqlTransaction objSqlTran = objSqlCon.BeginTransaction();
        SqlCommand objSqlCmd = new SqlCommand("FileAddLetter", objSqlCon, objSqlTran);

        objSqlCmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
        SqlParameter objSqlParam1 = new SqlParameter("@SystemNumber", SqlDbType.Int);
        objSqlParam1.Value = "1";

        SqlParameter objSqlParam2 = new SqlParameter("@FileType", SqlDbType.VarChar, 4);
        objSqlParam2.Value = ".pdf";

        SqlParameter objSqlParam3 = new SqlParameter("@patientId", SqlDbType.Int);
        objSqlParam3.Value = int.Parse(patientId);

        SqlParameter objSqlParam4 = new SqlParameter("@fax", SqlDbType.VarChar);
        objSqlParam4.Value = fax.Substring(1,10);

        SqlParameter objSqlParam5 = new SqlParameter("@username", SqlDbType.VarChar);
        objSqlParam5.Value = UserSession;

        SqlParameter objSqlParam6 = new SqlParameter("@NonMemberProviderId", SqlDbType.Int);
        objSqlParam6.Value = nonMemberProviderId;

        SqlParameter objSqlParamOutput = new SqlParameter("@filepath", SqlDbType.VarChar, -1);
        objSqlParamOutput.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output;

        SqlParameter objSqlParamOutputId = new SqlParameter("@NewGuid", SqlDbType.VarChar, -1);
        objSqlParamOutputId.Direction = ParameterDirection.Output;

        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParam2);
        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParam1);
        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParam3);
        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParam4);
        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParam5);
        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParam6);

        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParamOutput);
        objSqlCmd.Parameters.Add(objSqlParamOutputId);

        DashboardData dc = new DashboardData();
        objSqlCmd.ExecuteNonQuery();

        string Path = objSqlCmd.Parameters["@filepath"].Value.ToString();

        string rowGuidId = objSqlCmd.Parameters["@NewGuid"].Value.ToString();


        objSqlCmd = new SqlCommand("SELECT GET_FILESTREAM_TRANSACTION_CONTEXT()", objSqlCon, objSqlTran);
        byte[] objContext = (byte[])objSqlCmd.ExecuteScalar();


        //Writing the byte to db

        SqlFileStream objSqlFileStream = new SqlFileStream(Path, objContext, FileAccess.Write);

        objSqlFileStream.Write(dataLetter, 0, dataLetter.Length);
        objSqlFileStream.Close();
        objSqlTran.Commit();



        return rowGuidId;
    }


    private  byte[] BuildByteLetter()
    {
        //Create Document class object and set its size to letter and give space left, right, Top, Bottom Margin
        Document doc = new Document(iTextSharp.text.PageSize.LETTER, 10, 10, 42, 35);
        MemoryStream ms = new MemoryStream();
        PdfWriter wri = PdfWriter.GetInstance(doc, ms);
        //Open Document to write
        doc.Open();
      
        iTextSharp.text.html.simpleparser.HTMLWorker hw = new iTextSharp.text.html.simpleparser.HTMLWorker(doc);
        hw.Parse(new StringReader(BuildFaxLetter()));


        doc.Close();
        return ms.ToArray();
    }


private string BuildFaxLetter()     //call DB to get info and build the letter    }
    {

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Stored proc

INSERT INTO [dbo].[Doc_Files_letter]
 ([Id],[SystemNumber],SystemFile,FileType ,PatientId,fax,NonMemberProviderId,UpdateUser, DateSent ) --UpdateUser,
  VALUES (@ID ,@SystemNumber,CAST('' AS VARBINARY(MAX)),@FileType,@patientId,@fax,@NonMemberProviderId,@username, GETDATE()) -- @username,
  

  select @filepath = SystemFile.PathName(), @NewGuid = @Id from Doc_Files_letter where Id = @ID

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Element1910Commented:
Can you paste the UserControl_NonMemberFax.btnSubmit_onClick(Object sender, EventArgs e) event code as well?
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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
Here it is. I put debug steps all over that submit code to see if I can capture the error and I think maybe it's coming from the store proc. Any insight would be great


 
protected void btnSubmit_onClick(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
     //send fax  

        bool success = true;

        string faxEmails = ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["FaxEmail"];
        

        if (Page.IsValid)
        {

            ListView patientInfoListView = (ListView) this.Parent.FindControl("lvPatientDetailNonMember");
            Literal patientId = null;
            foreach (var data in patientInfoListView.Items)
            {
                patientId = (Literal) data.FindControl("lPatientId"); //get patientId from parent page
            }

            ////get patient info
            DashboardData db = new DashboardData();


            const string username = ".....";
            const string password = ".....";

            string faxnumber = "....";
            if (ConfigurationManager.AppSettings["TestFax"] == "N")
                faxnumber = string.Concat("1", fax1.Value, fax2.Value, fax3.Value);


            interfaxWebService.InterFax ifws = new interfaxWebService.InterFax();
          
            //*** save non-member provider

           // var permissionSet = new PermissionSet(PermissionState.None);

            string rowGuidId = Guid.NewGuid().ToString();// init it to guid, not empty string because if save-letter fails, we still want to save the doc
            NonMemberFaxStatus fs = new NonMemberFaxStatus();
            int? nonMemberRowId = null;
            try
            {
                // long st = ifws.Sendfax(username, password, faxnumber, BuildByteLetter(), "pdf");

             

                ARMSDataContext dc = new ARMSDataContext();
                dc.usp_debugfileUpload("1. In fax letter", UserSession);

                //***  replace above method
                byte[] file1dataLetter = BuildByteLetter();
                byte[] dataLetter = new byte[file1dataLetter.Length];
                Array.Copy(file1dataLetter, dataLetter, file1dataLetter.Length);
                string fileTypesLetter = "pdf";
                string fileSizesLetter = file1dataLetter.Length.ToString();

                dc.usp_debugfileUpload("2. after build letter", UserSession);
                DateTime postponeTimeLetter = DateTime.Now.AddDays(-2);
                // in two hours. use any PAST time to send ASAP
                int retriesToPerformLetter = 2;
                string csidLetter = "";
                string pageHeaderLetter = "";
                string subjectLetter = "DoctorAccessNow Letter Fax: " + search_physician_first_name.Text + " " +
                                       search_physician_last_name.Text;
             
                    string replyAddressLetter = faxEmails +";" + ContactEmail + ";" + txtEmail.Text;
                
                string pageSizeLetter = "A4";
                string pageorientationLetter = "Portrait";
                bool isHighResolutionLetter = false;
                //this will speed up your transmission
                bool isFineRenderingLetter = false;
                //fine will fit more graphics, while normal (false) will fit more textual documents

                dc.usp_debugfileUpload("3. before fax letter", UserSession);
                long st2Letter = ifws.SendfaxEx_2(username, password, faxnumber,
                                                  "", dataLetter, fileTypesLetter, fileSizesLetter,
                                                  postponeTimeLetter, retriesToPerformLetter, csidLetter,
                                                  pageHeaderLetter, "", subjectLetter, replyAddressLetter,
                                                  pageSizeLetter, pageorientationLetter,
                                                  isHighResolutionLetter, isFineRenderingLetter);

                dc.usp_debugfileUpload("4. after fax letter", UserSession);
                // end of sending letter

                NonMemberProvider nmp = new NonMemberProvider();
                nmp.FirstName = search_physician_first_name.Text.Trim();
                nmp.LastName = search_physician_last_name.Text.Trim();
                nmp.Fax = string.Concat(fax1.Value, fax2.Value, fax3.Value);
                nmp.Reason = new System.Data.Linq.Binary(System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(txtReason.Text));
                nmp.Comments = new System.Data.Linq.Binary(System.Text.Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(txtComment.Text));
                nmp.PatientId = int.Parse(patientId.Text);
                nmp.UpdateDate = DateTime.Now;
                nmp.UpdateUser = UserSession;

                nonMemberRowId = db.SaveNonMemberProvider(nmp);

                dc.usp_debugfileUpload("5. after memberid save", UserSession);
                // save interfax status
               
                fs.UpdateUser = UserSession;
                fs.UpdateDate = DateTime.Now;
                fs.InterfaxStatus = int.Parse(st2Letter.ToString());

                fs.NonMemberProviderId = int.Parse(nonMemberRowId.ToString());
                db.SaveFaxStatus(fs);
                dc.usp_debugfileUpload("7. after fax save status", UserSession);

                // rowGuidId = SaveLetterDatabase(dataLetter, faxnumber, patientId.Text, nonMemberRowId);
                 rowGuidId = SaveLetterDatabase(file1dataLetter, faxnumber, patientId.Text, nonMemberRowId);
                 dc.usp_debugfileUpload("Last step: after fax save", UserSession);

                

            }
              catch (Exception ex)
              {
                  success = false;

                  ErrorLog el = new ErrorLog
                  {
                      UserName = UserSession,
                      PageName = "NonMemberFax Page - Letter",
                      ErrorMsg = ex.StackTrace + "========" +  ex.Message,
                      UpdateDate = DateTime.Now
                  };

                new LogAction().LogError(el);
                lmsg.Text = string.Concat("Fax letter Error: ", ex.Message);
                 
              }


            //fax files
            try
            {


                byte[] data = new byte[0];
                string fileTypes = string.Empty;
                string fileSizes = string.Empty;

                //http://www.telerik.com/help/aspnet-ajax/upload-manipulating-files.html
                if (RadUpload1.UploadedFiles.Count > 0)
                {
                    //***debug step
                    ARMSDataContext dc = new ARMSDataContext();
                    dc.usp_debugfileUpload("1. In FileUpload", UserSession);


                    //*** end of debug

                    foreach (UploadedFile file in RadUpload1.UploadedFiles)
                    {
                        //***debug step
                        dc.usp_debugfileUpload("2. " + file.FileName, UserSession);

                        //*** end of debug

                        //var readPermission = new FileIOPermission(FileIOPermissionAccess.Read, file.FileName);
                        //permissionSet.AddPermission(readPermission);


                        byte[] bytes = new byte[file.ContentLength];
                        file.InputStream.Read(bytes, 0, file.ContentLength);


                        // keep the original length
                        int orgLength = data.Length;


                        // resize the array: it should be the original length + the new one
                        data = (byte[])ResizeArray(data, orgLength + bytes.Length);


                        // add the new bytes to the array
                        Array.Copy(bytes, 0, data, orgLength, bytes.Length);


                        fileTypes = fileTypes + ";" + file.GetExtension().TrimStart('.') + ";";
                        fileSizes = fileSizes + ";" + bytes.Length + ";";


                        fileTypes = fileTypes.Remove(fileTypes.LastIndexOf(";"));
                        fileSizes = fileSizes.Remove(fileSizes.LastIndexOf(";"));

                        if (fileTypes.Substring(0, 1) == ";")
                            fileTypes = fileTypes.Remove(0, 1);

                        if (fileSizes.Substring(0, 1) == ";")
                            fileSizes = fileSizes.Remove(0, 1);


                        DateTime postponeTime = DateTime.Now.AddDays(-2);
                        // in two hours. use any PAST time to send ASAP
                        int retriesToPerform = 2;
                        string csid = "";
                        string pageHeader = "To: " + search_physician_first_name.Text + " " +
                                            search_physician_last_name.Text;
                        string subject = "DoctorAccessNow Document Fax " + pageHeader;
                        string replyAddress = faxEmails + ";" + ContactEmail + ";" + txtEmail.Text;
                        string pageSize = "A4";
                        string pageorientation = "Portrait";
                        bool isHighResolution = false;
                        //this will speed up your transmission
                        bool isFineRendering = false;
                        //fine will fit more graphics, while normal (false) will fit more textual documents


                        ////***debug step

                        dc.usp_debugfileUpload("3. Before fax ", UserSession);

                        ////*** end of debug

                        // if (permissionSet.IsSubsetOf(AppDomain.CurrentDomain.PermissionSet))
                        // {
                        long st2 = ifws.SendfaxEx_2(username, password, faxnumber,
                                               search_physician_first_name.Text + " " +
                                               search_physician_last_name.Text, data, fileTypes, fileSizes,
                                               postponeTime, retriesToPerform, csid,
                                               pageHeader, "", subject, replyAddress, pageSize, pageorientation,
                                               isHighResolution, isFineRendering);

                        fs.UpdateDate = DateTime.Now;
                        fs.InterfaxStatus = int.Parse(st2.ToString());

                        dc.usp_debugfileUpload("4. after fax ", UserSession);

                        db.SaveFaxStatus(fs);

                        dc.usp_debugfileUpload("5. After fax status ", UserSession);
                        SaveDocDatabase(data, faxnumber, patientId.Text, nonMemberRowId, rowGuidId);
                        dc.usp_debugfileUpload("6. After save fax doc ", UserSession);
                        //}
                        //else
                        //{
                        //    lmsg.Text = "File cannot be faxed. Folder permission error.";
                        //}



                        ////***debug step
                        dc.usp_debugfileUpload("4. After fax and database: " + st2, UserSession);

                        ////*** end of debug
                        
                    }

                }


            }
            catch (Exception ex)
            {
                success = false;
                ErrorLog el = new ErrorLog
                {
                    UserName = UserSession,
                    PageName = "NonMemberFax Page - Doc",
                    ErrorMsg = ex.StackTrace + "========" + ex.Message,
                    UpdateDate = DateTime.Now
                };

                new LogAction().LogError(el);
                lmsg.Text = string.Concat("Fax Document(s) Erorr: ", ex.Message);

            }

            try
            {
                if (txtEmail.Text != string.Empty)
                  db.SaveUserFaxEmail(UserSession,txtEmail.Text);

            }
            catch (Exception)
            {
               //it's ok if email is not updated. User can type it in again when they use the page again. So just redirect
                Response.Redirect("OutgoingPatientNonMember.aspx?pageTitleId=52", false);
            }


            if (success)
                Response.Redirect("OutgoingPatientNonMember.aspx?pageTitleId=52", false);

        }

    }

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Element1910Commented:
Perform a try/catch on this:
try
            {
                rowGuidId = SaveLetterDatabase(file1dataLetter, faxnumber, patientId.Text, nonMemberRowId);
            }
            catch (Exception e1)
            {
                Response.Write("error in this function...");
            }

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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
I know the error is coming from that function because the code never reaches the line of debug after it:  dc.usp_debugfileUpload("Last step: after fax save", UserSession);

I can add the try catch you have as well. Now, if you look at my stored proc...is there a way to keep retrying that stored proc or anyway to keep retrying the save function. It doesnt happen all the time...it happens sometimes so I can keep retrying in the code...if possible
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Element1910Commented:
Yes, you can keep retrying it, but you have to code the correct if/else or try/catches and depending on the result, i.e. if (success) { next step } else { function(); }
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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
i wonder why it's happening to begin with. Is it firewall, is it connection, why it happens sometimes and why it doesnt at times...it's weird.
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angus_young_acdcCommented:
To avoid this and other headaches it is good practice to not store the file in a directory somewhere then instead of storing the actual file in SQL, just store a link / directory path to where the file is stored.  

This has the benefit of not storing files in SQL (save space in your table(s)), it removes having to potentially convert a file to byte[] etc, and also should anybody modify the file for whatever reason you won't have to then update your table.
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CamilliaAuthor Commented:
>>To avoid this and other headaches it is good practice to not store the file in a directory somewhere then instead of storing the actual file in SQL, just store a link / directory path to where the file is stored.  

Isnt using SQL Server 2008's filestream recommanded by Microsoft? With Filestream, the actual file is not stored in SQL...correct?
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