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Executing several SQL INSERT statement in ASP.NET VB.NET


By pressing a button on the my page, I am executing several SQL Insert statement to save data from my unbounded form to SQL Database. The data is fed from a date control and several combo boxes feed by SQL server. I am very new to ASP.NET and I am sure my code is not optimal at all. So here are my questions and problems:

1. Is there a better way to execute several Inserts (In this example I have included only two but I will have about 15 at the end)?
2. Regardless what I select from the combo-boxes. Only the top record from each combo box is selected and saved to SQL - A quick search I think this has to do with PostBack. But I have no idea ho to fix it and where.

Imports System.Data
Imports System.Data.SqlClient
Imports System.Configuration
Public Class MeetingScheduler
    Inherits System.Web.UI.Page

    Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load

    End Sub

    Protected Sub SaveSchedule_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles SaveSchedule.Click

        Dim constring As String = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("DefaultConnection").ConnectionString
            Dim con As New SqlConnection(constring)
            Dim cmd As New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand
            cmd.CommandType = System.Data.CommandType.Text

            If Me.MeetingDate.Text = "" Then
                MsgBox("Please select the date and try again", vbExclamation, "Attention!")
                Exit Sub
            End If

        If Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(Me.ComboBox1.Text) Then
                cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO MEETINGSCHEDULE (MeetingDate, MeetingID, Assignment, PersonName, Sort) VALUES ('" & MeetingDate.Text.ToString & "', 5 , 'Chairman', '" & ComboBox1.Text & "', 2)"
                cmd.Connection = con
            End If

        If Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(Me.ComboBox2.Text) Then
                cmd.CommandText = "INSERT INTO MEETINGSCHEDULE (MeetingDate, MeetingID, Assignment, PersonName, Sort) VALUES ('" & MeetingDate.Text.ToString & "', 2 , 'Presenter', '" & ComboBox2.Text & "', 5)"
                cmd.Connection = con
            End If

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Thank you very much ste5an for the help. However, I think I still some refinement in the coding:

1. On line 11, did you meant to say: Dim MeetingDateAsDate As Date = CDate(MeetingDate.Text)?
2. Should there be a con.Close() statement after line 44? (I am getting an error message when compiling without con.Close()
3. The code still saves in SQL the first item of the list from each combo box instead of what I select from each one.

Thank you!
1. Yes. The reason is that you need/should validate input before using it. As it is named date it should be using the correct data type, thus the conversion. (Typo).

2. Yes.

3. Take a look at the SelectedItem property.
Fort item 3, it works just fine once setting the ComboBox properties for the following items: TextField=PersonName and ValueField=PersonName
Thank you very much!