Contents tagged with sqldatasource

  • Oracle 11G and SqlDataSource: The ugly 'ORA-01036: illegal variable name/number' Issue

    Update: Fixed as described here: 


    I've created a short video to explain my problem with Oracle and SqlDataSource. If you'd rather watch than read, go see the video.

    I'm trying to do some extremely simple drag and drop development in Visual Web Developer 2008 with the Oracle 11g database and ODP.NET. According to Oracle, "The data provider can be used with the latest .NET Framework 3.5 version. "

    The SELECT statement works fine, but any attempt to use UPDATE via the SQLDataSource UpdateCommand nets me the infamous 'ORA-01036: illegal variable name/number'  error.

    I wouldn't mind using one of my MSDN Support Incidents to have Microsoft take a look at this issue, but I'm not sure the problem is Microsoft's. It seems like Oracle is doing a poor job in its Visual Studio integration.

    Question: Has anyone successfully used an UpdateCommand statement in SQLDataSource against Oracle 11g? If so, let me know!

    Below, you see the entire code as generated in Visual Web Developer 2008. To see it in action, check the video.


    <%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="_Default" %>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
    <html xmlns="">
    <head runat="server">
        <title>Untitled Page</title>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <asp:GridView ID="GridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False" 
                EmptyDataText="There are no data records to display.">
                    <asp:CommandField ShowEditButton="True" />
                    <asp:BoundField DataField="ACCOUNTID" HeaderText="ACCOUNTID" 
                        SortExpression="ACCOUNTID" />
                    <asp:BoundField DataField="ACCOUNTNAME" HeaderText="ACCOUNTNAME" 
                        SortExpression="ACCOUNTNAME" />
                    <asp:BoundField DataField="ACCOUNTLOCATION" HeaderText="ACCOUNTLOCATION" 
                        SortExpression="ACCOUNTLOCATION" />
                    <asp:BoundField DataField="ACCOUNTPHONE" HeaderText="ACCOUNTPHONE" 
                        SortExpression="ACCOUNTPHONE" />
                    <asp:BoundField DataField="ACCOUNTCONTACT" HeaderText="ACCOUNTCONTACT" 
                        SortExpression="ACCOUNTCONTACT" />
                    <asp:BoundField DataField="ACCOUNTWEBSITE" HeaderText="ACCOUNTWEBSITE" 
                        SortExpression="ACCOUNTWEBSITE" />
            <asp:SqlDataSource ID="SqlDataSource1" runat="server" 
                ConnectionString="<%$ ConnectionStrings:ConnectionString1 %>" 
                ProviderName="<%$ ConnectionStrings:ConnectionString1.ProviderName %>" 
                SelectCommand="SELECT &quot;ACCOUNTID&quot;, &quot;ACCOUNTNAME&quot;, &quot;ACCOUNTLOCATION&quot;, &quot;ACCOUNTPHONE&quot;, &quot;ACCOUNTCONTACT&quot;, &quot;ACCOUNTWEBSITE&quot; FROM &quot;ACCOUNTS&quot;" 
                UpdateCommand="UPDATE ACCOUNTS SET ACCOUNTLOCATION = 'This Place' WHERE (ACCOUNTID = 4)">
    using System;
    using System.Collections;
    using System.Configuration;
    using System.Data;
    using System.Linq;
    using System.Web;
    using System.Web.Security;
    using System.Web.UI;
    using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
    using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
    using System.Xml.Linq;
    public partial class _Default : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)