Cannot get return value from function

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Cannot get return value from function

Post by a2z » Mon 03 Dec 2012 02:41

I am using latest dotConnect for PostgreSQL Express. I have a function:

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CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION get_count(p_app_name character varying, p_server_host character varying)
  RETURNS integer AS
  v_counter integer;
  select count(*) into v_counter from sessions_info;
  return v_counter;
  COST 100;
ALTER FUNCTION get_count(character varying, character varying)
  OWNER TO session_store;
And I call the function from .Net:

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PgSqlConnection conn = null;
                conn = _OpenDbConn();
                PgSqlCommand cmd = new PgSqlCommand("get_count", conn);
                cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
                cmd.Parameters.Add("p_app_name", _appName);
                cmd.Parameters.Add("p_server_host", p_server_host);
                PgSqlParameter pCount = cmd.Parameters.Add("po_count", PgSqlType.Int);
                pCount.Direction = ParameterDirection.ReturnValue;
                return int.Parse(pCount.Value.ToString());
                if (conn != null && conn.State == ConnectionState.Open)
And I get the error:

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Parameter name is missing.
Parameter name: po_count    at Devart.Data.PostgreSql.PgSqlCommand.a(PgSqlDataReader A_0, PgSqlParameter A_1)
   at Devart.Data.PostgreSql.PgSqlCommand.a(PgSqlDataReader A_0)
   at Devart.Data.PostgreSql.PgSqlCommand.InternalExecute(CommandBehavior behavior, IDisposable stmt, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords)
   at Devart.Common.DbCommandBase.InternalExecute(CommandBehavior behavior, IDisposable stmt, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, Boolean nonQuery)
   at Devart.Common.DbCommandBase.ExecuteDbDataReader(CommandBehavior behavior, Boolean nonQuery)
   at Devart.Common.DbCommandBase.ExecuteDbDataReader(CommandBehavior behavior)
   at System.Data.Common.DbCommand.ExecuteReader()
   at Devart.Common.DbCommandBase.ExecuteNonQuery()
   at MyClass.GetCount(String p_server_host)
   at OtherClass.GetOnlineCount(Int32 version) in D:\MyDir\DF\Sb.cs:line 826
If I change po_count to Output (in C# and DB) everything is OK. But Why I cannot get it as ReturnValue? I can call the function from console to get return value well.
Please help.

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Re: Cannot get return value from function

Post by Pinturiccio » Wed 05 Dec 2012 15:58

The return value parameters with Direction = ReturnValue commonly behave as described below. If the function returns a single value, the parameter name must be 'return_value'.

So try changing the parameter name from "po_count" to "return_value".

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