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I need advice on correct usage of ADO.NET in an ASP.Net environment.
I have an ASP.Net application that accesses data through a referenced
class library. Things start to break down when multiple web clients
attempt to use the application at the same time. A common error that
gets returned is "sqlcommand is currently busy open, fetching".
I can't understand why the users might be using the same instance of
my connection, but this error message would seem to indicate that they
are.

Below is an outline of my applications architecture.
I would appreciate any advice or suggestions as to what I might change
in my approach to get my ASP.Net application connecting to data in a
multiuser environment.

Classes that contains my business logic:

Public Class AAA
Private CON As New SqlClient.SqlConnection()
Private RDR As SqlClient.SqlDataReader
Private CMD As New SqlClient.SqlCommand()

Public Sub DoStuff
Common.ConnectDatabase(CON, "Staff")
CMD.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblStaff"
CMD.Connection = CON
RDR = CMD.ExecuteReader
If RDR.Read = False Then
....
....
End If
RDR.Close()
CON.Close()
End Sub
End Class

This module lives in the same dll as my business logic and contains
commonly used stuff like connecting to databases:

Public Module Common
Public Function ConnectDatabase(ByRef CON As SqlClient.SqlConnection,
ByVal sDatabase As String) As Boolean
Try
Select Case sDatabase
Case "Staff"
CON = New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection()
CON.ConnectionString = "Integrated
Security=False;User ID=;Password=;Initial Catalog=Staff;Data
Source=myserver;"
CON.Open()
End Select
Catch
Return False
End Try
Return True
End Function
End Class

Now, my ASP.Net web pages interact with the above code like this:
(Note - all my code is in code behind. This is an example from an
aspx
page called Staff.aspx)

Public Class Staff
Protected MyClass as New AAA()

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
PrintStaff()
End Sub

Private Sub PrintStaff()
MyClass.DoStuff
End Sub
End Class

The philosophy is that everytime a method in my classes is called a
connection is opened, actions are performed, then the connection is
closed. Note that I do not "dispose" of the collection so it should
be returned to the pool. One of the things I am trying to achieve by
following this approach is to take any concern for attaching to
databases away from the coder building the ASP.Net pages. The classes
perform all data activity.
Nov 17 '05 #1
4 1285
At what line does it generate that error? I've gotten that before but don't
remember what the problem was..

"Heath Kelly" <so******@NOSPAM.diskcovery.com.au> wrote in message
news:eB**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I need advice on correct usage of ADO.NET in an ASP.Net environment.
I have an ASP.Net application that accesses data through a referenced
class library. Things start to break down when multiple web clients
attempt to use the application at the same time. A common error that
gets returned is "sqlcommand is currently busy open, fetching".
I can't understand why the users might be using the same instance of
my connection, but this error message would seem to indicate that they
are.

Below is an outline of my applications architecture.
I would appreciate any advice or suggestions as to what I might change
in my approach to get my ASP.Net application connecting to data in a
multiuser environment.

Classes that contains my business logic:

Public Class AAA
Private CON As New SqlClient.SqlConnection()
Private RDR As SqlClient.SqlDataReader
Private CMD As New SqlClient.SqlCommand()

Public Sub DoStuff
Common.ConnectDatabase(CON, "Staff")
CMD.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblStaff"
CMD.Connection = CON
RDR = CMD.ExecuteReader
If RDR.Read = False Then
...
...
End If
RDR.Close()
CON.Close()
End Sub
End Class

This module lives in the same dll as my business logic and contains
commonly used stuff like connecting to databases:

Public Module Common
Public Function ConnectDatabase(ByRef CON As SqlClient.SqlConnection,
ByVal sDatabase As String) As Boolean
Try
Select Case sDatabase
Case "Staff"
CON = New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection()
CON.ConnectionString = "Integrated
Security=False;User ID=;Password=;Initial Catalog=Staff;Data
Source=myserver;"
CON.Open()
End Select
Catch
Return False
End Try
Return True
End Function
End Class

Now, my ASP.Net web pages interact with the above code like this:
(Note - all my code is in code behind. This is an example from an
aspx
page called Staff.aspx)

Public Class Staff
Protected MyClass as New AAA()

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
PrintStaff()
End Sub

Private Sub PrintStaff()
MyClass.DoStuff
End Sub
End Class

The philosophy is that everytime a method in my classes is called a
connection is opened, actions are performed, then the connection is
closed. Note that I do not "dispose" of the collection so it should
be returned to the pool. One of the things I am trying to achieve by
following this approach is to take any concern for attaching to
databases away from the coder building the ASP.Net pages. The classes
perform all data activity.

Nov 17 '05 #2
How big is your table tblStaff? Do you have where clause and indexes with
it?

"Heath Kelly" <so******@NOSPAM.diskcovery.com.au> wrote in message
news:eB**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I need advice on correct usage of ADO.NET in an ASP.Net environment.
I have an ASP.Net application that accesses data through a referenced
class library. Things start to break down when multiple web clients
attempt to use the application at the same time. A common error that
gets returned is "sqlcommand is currently busy open, fetching".
I can't understand why the users might be using the same instance of
my connection, but this error message would seem to indicate that they
are.

Below is an outline of my applications architecture.
I would appreciate any advice or suggestions as to what I might change
in my approach to get my ASP.Net application connecting to data in a
multiuser environment.

Classes that contains my business logic:

Public Class AAA
Private CON As New SqlClient.SqlConnection()
Private RDR As SqlClient.SqlDataReader
Private CMD As New SqlClient.SqlCommand()

Public Sub DoStuff
Common.ConnectDatabase(CON, "Staff")
CMD.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblStaff"
CMD.Connection = CON
RDR = CMD.ExecuteReader
If RDR.Read = False Then
...
...
End If
RDR.Close()
CON.Close()
End Sub
End Class

This module lives in the same dll as my business logic and contains
commonly used stuff like connecting to databases:

Public Module Common
Public Function ConnectDatabase(ByRef CON As SqlClient.SqlConnection,
ByVal sDatabase As String) As Boolean
Try
Select Case sDatabase
Case "Staff"
CON = New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection()
CON.ConnectionString = "Integrated
Security=False;User ID=;Password=;Initial Catalog=Staff;Data
Source=myserver;"
CON.Open()
End Select
Catch
Return False
End Try
Return True
End Function
End Class

Now, my ASP.Net web pages interact with the above code like this:
(Note - all my code is in code behind. This is an example from an
aspx
page called Staff.aspx)

Public Class Staff
Protected MyClass as New AAA()

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
PrintStaff()
End Sub

Private Sub PrintStaff()
MyClass.DoStuff
End Sub
End Class

The philosophy is that everytime a method in my classes is called a
connection is opened, actions are performed, then the connection is
closed. Note that I do not "dispose" of the collection so it should
be returned to the pool. One of the things I am trying to achieve by
following this approach is to take any concern for attaching to
databases away from the coder building the ASP.Net pages. The classes
perform all data activity.

Nov 17 '05 #3
Hi Heath,

I think you may consider following things to reduce the conflicts:

1. Keep the connection open, don't close it on every request. The Open
command may comsume some time.
2. Use dataset and dataadapter instead of the datareader, If you only need
to retrieve data from database to your business layer, you can consider
dataadapter's Fill method.
3. If it is necessary, you can cache some statics records in Class AAA, for
example, in a dataset, so that you don't need to access database on
everytime.

Hope this help

Luke

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Nov 17 '05 #4
The problem is that your class has a global Connection and Command. If you
try to execute certain database operations using the same instance of the
class, the different operations will be using the same Connection. This can
cause the type of problem you describe. Try removing the global variables,
and create Connection and Command variables inside the functions that use
them. Make sure the Connection is always closed by the function. Connection
Pooling will take care of the rest.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
..Net Developer
http://www.takempis.com
Neither a follower nor a lender be.

"Heath Kelly" <so******@NOSPAM.diskcovery.com.au> wrote in message
news:eB**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
I need advice on correct usage of ADO.NET in an ASP.Net environment.
I have an ASP.Net application that accesses data through a referenced
class library. Things start to break down when multiple web clients
attempt to use the application at the same time. A common error that
gets returned is "sqlcommand is currently busy open, fetching".
I can't understand why the users might be using the same instance of
my connection, but this error message would seem to indicate that they
are.

Below is an outline of my applications architecture.
I would appreciate any advice or suggestions as to what I might change
in my approach to get my ASP.Net application connecting to data in a
multiuser environment.

Classes that contains my business logic:

Public Class AAA
Private CON As New SqlClient.SqlConnection()
Private RDR As SqlClient.SqlDataReader
Private CMD As New SqlClient.SqlCommand()

Public Sub DoStuff
Common.ConnectDatabase(CON, "Staff")
CMD.CommandText = "SELECT * FROM tblStaff"
CMD.Connection = CON
RDR = CMD.ExecuteReader
If RDR.Read = False Then
...
...
End If
RDR.Close()
CON.Close()
End Sub
End Class

This module lives in the same dll as my business logic and contains
commonly used stuff like connecting to databases:

Public Module Common
Public Function ConnectDatabase(ByRef CON As SqlClient.SqlConnection,
ByVal sDatabase As String) As Boolean
Try
Select Case sDatabase
Case "Staff"
CON = New System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection()
CON.ConnectionString = "Integrated
Security=False;User ID=;Password=;Initial Catalog=Staff;Data
Source=myserver;"
CON.Open()
End Select
Catch
Return False
End Try
Return True
End Function
End Class

Now, my ASP.Net web pages interact with the above code like this:
(Note - all my code is in code behind. This is an example from an
aspx
page called Staff.aspx)

Public Class Staff
Protected MyClass as New AAA()

Private Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
PrintStaff()
End Sub

Private Sub PrintStaff()
MyClass.DoStuff
End Sub
End Class

The philosophy is that everytime a method in my classes is called a
connection is opened, actions are performed, then the connection is
closed. Note that I do not "dispose" of the collection so it should
be returned to the pool. One of the things I am trying to achieve by
following this approach is to take any concern for attaching to
databases away from the coder building the ASP.Net pages. The classes
perform all data activity.

Nov 17 '05 #5

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