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Posted on 2016-07-22
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Hello,

Is there a better way of writing this:
 Public Function FindValue(ByVal tablename As String, ByVal StrCol1 As String, ByVal StrCol2 As String, ByVal StrValue As String)
        'get max value in the column
        MedicalSQL.OpenConnection()
        Dim SQLobj As New SqlCommand("al_FrmCol")
        Dim StrReturnValue As Object = String.Empty
        Try
            SQLobj.Parameters.AddWithValue("@tableName", tablename)
            SQLobj.Parameters.AddWithValue("@ColumnName1", StrCol1)
            SQLobj.Parameters.AddWithValue("@ColumnName2", StrCol2)
            SQLobj.Parameters.AddWithValue("@Value", StrValue)
            SQLobj.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
            SQLobj.Connection = MedicalSQL.GetConnection
            If SQLobj.ExecuteScalar Is DBNull.Value = False Then
                StrReturnValue = SQLobj.ExecuteScalar
            End If
            MedicalSQL.CloseConnection()
            Return StrReturnValue
        Catch ex As Exception
            MessageBox.Show(ex.ToString)
        End Try
    End Function

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Question by:RIAS
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you run the proc two times

dim res as object = SQLobj.ExecuteScalar
    If not( res Is DBNull.Value ) Then
                StrReturnValue = res
            End If
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Éric Moreau earned 250 total points
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it looks like you are executing the command twice (if it is not null) which is not very efficient.

I would replace:
            If SQLobj.ExecuteScalar Is DBNull.Value = False Then
                StrReturnValue = SQLobj.ExecuteScalar
            End If

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with:
StrReturnValue = SQLobj.ExecuteScalar
if string.isnullorwhitespace(StrReturnValue) then
   StrReturnValue = string.empty
End If

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by:RIAS
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Cheers!
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