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Old July 12th, 2008, 04:18 AM
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Hi Deepesh,

Take a look at step 9 on page 402:
quote:Save all your changes and open Reviews.aspx in your browser. If you get an error, ensure that you set the Value of the static ListItem in the drop-down list to an empty string (“”).
Step 10 on page 400 shows this as well. Looks like you forgot that step as your ListItem looks like this:
<asp:ListItem>"Please make your choice"</asp:ListItem>
instead of this:
<asp:ListItem Value="">Please make your choice</asp:ListItem>
Without the empty value attribute, the text Please make your choice is used as the drop down's value. This text cannot be converted to an Integer to be passed SelectParameters for the DataSource and thus you get the error you posted.

Hope this helps,


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