I know that there are hundreds of articles online about this same error, but I have been going at this for almost 2 days and it's time I just started a thread of my own.
In my application, I have a textbox that has a CalendarExtender hooked up to it as shown here;
<asp:TextBox ID="ActualAdmitDate" runat="server"></asp:TextBox>
<asp:CalendarExtender ID="Calendarextender2" runat="server" CssClass="calStyle"
Enabled="True" Format="MMMM d, yyyy" PopupButtonID="calImg3"
</asp:CalendarExtender><img id="calImg3" alt="" class="style10" src="Styles/calendar.png" />
I also have more textboxes and controls that take information, but this issue is only happening with the date selections.
Basically, it's possible that a user doesn't select a date out of this CalendarExtender textbox, leaving the value as ""
I am trying to figure out how I can either store a Null value or "" in my database if the user doesn't select a date in the CalendarExtender. Here is the code I am currently using, along with the stored procedure that the values are passed into. Here is one condition of the code being used
The DecDateMade variable is the variable that is throwing the error.
Dim DecMadeBy As String
Dim DecDateMade As Date
Dim DecTimeMade As String
Dim ContID As String
Dim ContText As String
Dim ReferElsewhere As String
Dim ReferLocation As String
If B4A.Checked = True Then
ReferElsewhere = "Yes"
If B4McLean.SelectedIndex <> 0 Then
ReferLocation = B4McLean.SelectedValue
ReferLocation = B4Else.Text
ElseIf B4B.Checked = True Then
ReferElsewhere = "No"
ReferLocation = "N/A"
If CheckBoxList1.SelectedValue = "" And CheckBoxList2.SelectedValue = "" And PatNoCriteria.Checked = False And ClosedOther.Checked = False Then
DecMadeBy = MadeBy.Text
If (DecisionDate.Text = "") Then
DecDateMade = Nothing
DecDateMade = Convert.ToDateTime(DecisionDate.Text)
If (DecisionTime.Text.ToString = "") Then
DecTimeMade = "N/A"
DecTimeMade = DecisionTime.Text
ContID = ""
ContText = ""
AdmDecNoAdmit(DecDateMade, DecTimeMade, DecMadeBy, ContID, ContText, ReferElsewhere, ReferLocation)
Protected Sub AdmDecNoAdmit(ByVal DecDateMade As Date, ByVal DecTimeMade As String, ByVal NoAdmDecMadeBy As String, ByVal Cont As String, ByVal ContText As String, ByVal ReferElsewhere As String, ByVal ReferLocation As String)
Dim strSQL As String = "INSERT into NoAdmit(InquiryID_fk,ContID, ContText, ReferElsewhere, ReferLocation, MadeBy, DecisionDate, DecisionTime)VALUES(@InquiryID, @ContID, @ContText, @ReferElsewhere, @ReferLocation, @MadeBy, @DecDateMade, @DecTimeMade)SELECT ID = SCOPE_IDENTITY()"
Dim myConn As New SqlConnection(StringConnection)
Dim queryCommand As New SqlCommand
queryCommand.Connection = myConn
.CommandType = CommandType.Text
.CommandText = strSQL
Session("DecID") = .ExecuteScalar()
Session("DecID") = Convert.ToInt32(Session("DecID"))
Dim UpdSQL As String = "Update Inquiry SET DecisionMade = 'Do Not Admit', DecisionID='" & Session("DecID") & "' WHERE Inquiry.ID = '" & Session("NewInquiryID") & "'"
Dim UpdateCommand As New SqlCommand
UpdateCommand.Connection = myConn
.CommandType = CommandType.Text
.CommandText = UpdSQL
You should be able to do something like this:
If DecDateMade Is Nothing Then
queryCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@DecDateMade", DBNull) ' Or DBNull.Value depending on the framework, I believe
This assumes that your table is setup to allow null values for that date field, though.
Shouldn't you use DateTime instead of Date object?
I don't know if the DateTime is required. I usually code in C# and I always use a DateTime, but the OP may be ok with a Date. I was focusing more on how to get a null value in the table. Since the code is setup to pass a Date object set to Nothing if the user didn't select a date, I'm suggesting using that as a flag and I think the DBNull is what the OP needs.
darkwater, your condition inside the stored procedure worked perfectly. I had to modify a couple things inside my code and variable declartions, but everything is storing perfectly. Also, I believe the syntax for asp.net4 is DBNull.Value, that is storing perfectly for me.
Thanks again to everyone for their help, I couldn't have gotten this done without you guys.