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Add additional fields to code behind Insert Statement

Posted on 2014-07-28
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Last Modified: 2014-07-29
The following code performs an insert of an MP4 file into a database table. I also have code that streams the binary file from SQL server into a media player. Works flawlessly. My issue is I have additional fields that I want to insert into the database table in addition to Name, ContentType and Data. My problem is I do not know how to write the code to make the additional fields part of the below insert statement. I tried to write some code but my additional code caused two records to be created. One record was created with my new fields and the other with the Name, ContentType and Data (mp4 binary file) fields. I would absolutely need the information in the same row of data.

The fields I want to add are username or userid of logged in user(I know this one may be more complicated,

savedfor varchar (150)

bioname varchar (150)

sharewith varchar (150)

description varchar (500)

Here is my current code:

Protected Sub btnUpload_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)
' Read the file and convert it to Byte Array
Dim filePath As String = FileUpload1.PostedFile.FileName
Dim filename As String = Path.GetFileName(filePath)
Dim ext As String = Path.GetExtension(filename)
Dim contenttype As String = String.Empty

'Set the contenttype based on File Extension
Select Case ext

Case ".mp4"
contenttype = "video/mp4"
Exit Select

End Select
If contenttype <> String.Empty Then
Dim fs As Stream = FileUpload1.PostedFile.InputStream
Dim br As New BinaryReader(fs)
Dim bytes As Byte() = br.ReadBytes(fs.Length)

'insert the file into database
Dim strQuery As String = "insert into tblFiles" _
& "(Name, ContentType, Data)" _
& " values (@Name, @ContentType, @Data)"
Dim cmd As New SqlCommand(strQuery)
cmd.Parameters.Add("@Name", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = filename
cmd.Parameters.Add("@ContentType", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value _
= contenttype
cmd.Parameters.Add("@Data", SqlDbType.Binary).Value = bytes
lblMessage.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Green
lblMessage.Text = "File Uploaded Successfully"
lblMessage.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red
lblMessage.Text = "" _
& " Upload MP4 format files only"
End If

End Sub

Here is the Connection:

Public Function InsertUpdateData(ByVal cmd As SqlCommand) As Boolean
Dim strConnString As String = System.Configuration.ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("SQL2008R2_504887_golivefitnesConnectionString").ConnectionString
Dim con As New SqlConnection(strConnString)
cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text
cmd.Connection = con
Return True
Catch ex As Exception
Return False
End Try
End Function
Question by:derrekdeveloper
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by:Paul Jackson
ID: 40225839
It would be useful if you could post your code that was creating 2 rows so we can see where you were going wrong and how you are getting the data for the additional fields. We will then be able to give you a more complete solution.

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Author Comment

ID: 40225848
Additional fields are being created by form fields-asp:text box controls.

Author Comment

ID: 40225850
If all else fails I will just do an after trigger with scope identity.
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Accepted Solution

Paul Jackson earned 2000 total points
ID: 40225861
Should be something like below, obviously ensuring the column names in the query match your database and the textbox control names are correct where they are being assigned to the parameters.

'insert the file into database 
 Dim strQuery As String = "insert into tblFiles" _
 & "(Name, ContentType, Data, Username, SavedFor, BioName, Sharewith, Description)" _
 & " values (@Name, @ContentType, @Data, @UserName, @SavedFor, @BioName, @ShareWith, @Description)"
 Dim cmd As New SqlCommand(strQuery)
 cmd.Parameters.Add("@Name", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = filename
 cmd.Parameters.Add("@ContentType", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value _
 = contenttype
 cmd.Parameters.Add("@Data", SqlDbType.Binary).Value = bytes
cmd.Parameters.Add("@UserName", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = username.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add("@SavedFor", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = savedfor.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add("@BioName", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = bioname.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add("@ShareWith", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = sharewith.Text
cmd.Parameters.Add("@Description", SqlDbType.VarChar).Value = Description.Text

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 40226926
Awesome Paul! Exactly what I needed. Thanks so much!
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Expert Comment

by:Paul Jackson
ID: 40227058
No problem, glad to help.

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