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Old January 28th, 2005, 08:12 AM
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Default Write a script to select particular field from DB

Hi Guys
I have two database they both are related via an ID

1st DB:
TelephoneServicePlanID TelephoneCallPlanID ServicePlanName LocationConnectionCharge MonthlyFee
1 1 Test 100 12

2nd DB:
TelephoneCallPlanID CallPlanName
1 BT

As you can see TelephoneCallPlanID is the unique identifier which relatesto both. I have a drop down list where users selcets the CallPlanNAme from the 2nd DB.
What i need to is write a script where if a CallPlanName is choosen, using its correct CallPlanID i need to get say the 100 value of LocationConnectionCharge from 1st DB.

I've created this in sql:

tblTelephoneCallPlans TCP
INNER JOIN tblTelephoneServicePlans TSP ON TSP.TelephoneCallPlanID = TCP.TelephoneCallPlanID
TCP.TelephoneCallPlanID = @TelephoneCallPlanID

 it retrives the LocalConnectionChargePerCall depending on TelephoneCallPlanID. But now how will i write a script where if dropdown list chosen is 2 then search through the sql insert 2 to @TelephoneCallPlanID and get the respective LocalConnectionChargePerCall value.

I have another table where it inserts TelephoneCallPlanID depending on what value from drop down list is chosen tp singup table where it has field TelephoneCallPlanID.

How will i combine the three table so TelephoneCallPlanID from signup is recognised then its respective value is used in the sql to retriv ethe value.

Hope this is clear
Old January 28th, 2005, 08:37 AM
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Ok, to start off with I think your database normalisation may be a bit off the mark.

Am I correct in thinking that the 'LocationConnectionCharge' only changes by Call Plan, not by ServicePlan? I'm guessing this because you have done a 'select distinct' which will get you just one LocationConnectionCharge. Therefore, I'd say that this column should be in the '2nd DB'.

Anyway, this aside, I think you're misunderstanding the nature of placeholders (the '@' value).
        Dim sqlCmd As New SqlCommand("SELECT DISTINCT TSP.LocalConnectionChargePerCall FROM tblTelephoneCallPlans TCP " & _
            "INNER JOIN tblTelephoneServicePlans TSP ON TSP.TelephoneCallPlanID  = TCP.TelephoneCallPlanID " & _
            "WHERE TCP.TelephoneCallPlanID  = @TelephoneCallPlanID)")
        sqlCmd.Parameters.Add(New SqlParameter("@TelephoneCallPlanID", SqlDbType.Int))
        sqlCmd.Parameters("@TelephoneCallPlanID").Value = 0 'pass in the relevant value here
        Dim read As Integer = sqlCmd.ExecuteScalar
This code won't work straight off, you'd have to attach a SqlConnection object to the sqlCmd.Connection parameter. Once this is done, however, the relevant value will go into the read variable. Just make sure that you assign the correct value to @TelephoneCallPlanID

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