database not updated when using ExecuteNonQuery and SQL has special character RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have this in my code

    SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(appconfig.GetValue("connectionstring"));
    //Opening a connection
    SqlServer.ExecuteTransactionalQuery(conn, "update racermaster..[user] set is_active = 0 where user_account = '" + nTLogin + "'");
    //SqlServer.ExecuteTransactionalQuery(conn, "update racermaster..case_data set name = 'Moderate Sedation_AC 1' where case_id = 1055");

    But the database is not updated

    I know the connection works because I changed the update statement to update a different table (the commented out line)  and it worked.  The only difference I see is that for the one that doesn't work, I have to have [] around the table name otherwise it will fail because user is a keyword in sql.  Unfortunately, someone named a table that.

    Is there something I can do with the syntax of the update statement so it will actually update the User table?

    Thank You very much in advance


    • Edited by Christine Edwards Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:14 AM INCORRECT CODE
    • Moved by Oscar_Wu Wednesday, September 21, 2016 3:00 AM related to ADO.NET
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 2:13 AM

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  • Hi Christine,

    The SQL query look well.

    Did you check the [user] table have any Update Trigger to update is_active column?


    Tuesday, September 20, 2016 12:55 PM
  • Hi Christine Edwards,

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    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2:56 AM
  • Hi Christine,

    Are you sure that your user table has a row in it where user_account =  nTLogin?

    ~~Bonnie DeWitt [C# MVP]

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016 5:01 AM