.NET/SQL TimeOut Problem

I am calling a T-SQL stored procedure from VB.NET. It works fine when it is asked to return results for 30 students, but for larger numbers of students, it times out in 30 seconds. How can I best extend this TimeOut time?
Charles L BelnaOwnerAsked:
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi belna;

You can change the command timeout as shown below.

using (SqlConnection connection = new SqlConnection(connectionString)) {
    connection.Open();
    SqlCommand command = new SqlCommand(queryString, connection);
    // Setting command timeout to 1 minute / 60 seconds
    // The parameter is set in seconds
    command.CommandTimeout = 60;

    // Other code here
}

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Ramkisan JagtapLead DeveloperCommented:
You can set it in connection string in your web.config as below :
<add name="ConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=;Initial Catalog=;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Password=sa@123;Connect Timeout=200" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi belna;

The two solutions posted so far are addressing two different problems. my solution is adjusting the CommandTimeout. In order to get this error your command had to have made it to the server without issue and is processing the command but the command has taken more then 30 seconds to process, which is the default for this command, and so it fails. The solution posted by Ramkisan Jagtap will occur if when a command was issued to the server but was unable to connect to the server with in 15 seconds which is the default unless you have adjusted it to some other value.

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Thunder724Commented:
Maybe the issue is not the timeout; but the stored procedure.  30 seconds is a long time and I'd wonder if the SP is optimized correctly.  Just a thought.
Charles L BelnaOwnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Fernando!
Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Not a problem Charles, glad to help.
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