Solved

Input string was not in a correct format.

Posted on 2015-01-27
1
77 Views
Last Modified: 2015-04-09
My application takes values from the request querystring and loads them into a database, far too often it bombs with " Input string was not in a correct format." Is there a way that I can dump the entire querystring (however wrong it might be) into a database field for later processing
0
Comment
Question by:jking1234
1 Comment
 
LVL 53

Accepted Solution

by:
COBOLdinosaur earned 500 total points
ID: 40573552
If you have a column defined as text you should be able to put anything into it, but you are begging to be hacked if you are not validating the input before you do something with it.  If you are not going to validate then dump it into a text file; not the database unless you are willing to have the DB trashed by code injection.

Cd&
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Learn by example how to specify CSS selectors for Selenium WebDriver test automation software.
Password hashing is better than message digests or encryption, and you should be using it instead of message digests or encryption.  Find out why and how in this article, which supplements the original article on PHP Client Registration, Login, Logo…
Viewers will get an overview of the benefits and risks of using Bitcoin to accept payments. What Bitcoin is: Legality: Risks: Benefits: Which businesses are best suited?: Other things you should know: How to get started:
This video teaches viewers how to create their own website using cPanel and Wordpress. Tutorial walks users through how to set up their own domain name from tools like Domain Registrar, Hosting Account, and Wordpress. More specifically, the order in…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question