VB.NET SQL stored procedure: procedure has no parameters and arguments were supplied

VB.NET SQL stored procedure: procedure has no parameters and arguments were supplied

Please assist me:

This erorr message is produce when calling the stored procedure in vb.net

Procedure AutomateMatterNumber has no parameters and arguments were supplied."

MS SQL 2000stored procedure:
CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.AutomateMatterNumber AS


DELETE FROM tempMatter-- incase there are some old records

SELECT TOP 1 @nextMtr= CONVERT(BIGINT, MatterNumber) + 1 ,
FROM tblCoversheet WHERE
MatterNumber IN (SELECT MatterNumber FROM tblCoversheet

Insert into the temptable, first record for the day
INSERT INTO tempMatter(MatterNumber,DateSet)
--select tempmatternumber,convert(datetime,dateset,101) from tempMatter
-- Increment data from the temp table
SELECT @nextMtr=MAX(MatterNumber) + 1,@dtToday= GETDATE() FROM tempMatter
INSERT INTO tempMatter(MatterNumber,DateSet)


-- Return the result
RETURN @nextMtr

VB.NET 2003 Function:
Public Function GetMatterNumber()
objADO = New clsADO
cnCPSS = New SqlConnection(objADO.CxnStr)
cmdCPSS = New SqlCommand("AutomateMatterNumber", cnCPSS)
cmdCPSS.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure
cmdCPSS.Parameters.Add("@nextMtr", "")
cmdCPSS.Parameters(0).SqlDbType = SqlDbType.BigInt
cmdCPSS.Parameters(0).Size = 8
cmdCPSS.Parameters(0).Direction = ParameterDirection.Output
Return cmdCPSS.ExecuteNonQuery()
Catch ex As Exception
End Try
End Function

Eventhought changing ParameterDirection to ReturnValue and changing ExecuteScalar it produce nothing or error.

NB. SQL procedure works well in VB6 code:
Public Function getNewMatter() As String
On Error GoTo errH

Dim cmd As New Command
Dim PARAMS As ADODB.Parameters

Set PARAMS = cmd.Parameters

PARAMS.Append cmd.CreateParameter("NewMatterNumber", adVariant, adParamReturnValue, 1)

With cmd
.CommandText = "cpss.dbo.AutomateMatterNumber"
.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
.ActiveConnection = cnDBase
End With

getNewMatter = PARAMS("NewMatterNumber")
Exit Function

MsgBox "Error Generating MatterNumber", vbCritical + vbOKOnly, "Matter Number"
End Function
Where did I go wrong.
Thanks so much for your help.
11/16/2007 9:29:31 AM
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The parameter direction must be set to ReturnValue and its name to @RETURN_VALUE.


11/16/2007 9:53:16 AM

-- Return the result
RETURN @nextMtr

Here you are returning the value of @nextMtr, but you're trying to add this as a parameter while calling the stored procedure from code.  See below,

cmdCPSS.Parameters.Add("@nextMtr", "")
cmdCPSS.Parameters(0).SqlDbType = SqlDbType.BigInt
cmdCPSS.Parameters(0).Size = 8
cmdCPSS.Parameters(0).Direction = ParameterDirection.Output

There is a difference between return value and an output type parameter.  You can do one of 2 things.

Either modify your procedure definition and add the @netMtr as an output type parameter,

Or modify your code and remove the parameter adding code.

Hope this will help.

Dhimant Trivedi
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11/16/2007 11:36:29 AM

I suppose that your procedure should start this way:

CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.AutomateMatterNumber

 @nextMtr AS BIGINT,




11/17/2007 1:18:29 AM

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