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I have a drop down list for trees. On selecting the tree name and press the submit button, the corresponding id will be stored in the sql table. But I set default as --select-- in the drop down list, this means no value is selected. So when I click submit button nothing should be stored in the sql database. But it stores either id 0 or --select--.
ArunRajendra 25-Apr-14 1:29am
Post what ever code / query you have tried.
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 1:29am
Use dropdownlist.selecteditem.text to get the selected value.
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 1:51am
ddltrees.Items.Insert(0, new ListItem("--Select--", string.Empty));
This is my query
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 1:52am
solution posted .Try it

Check first the selected value of the dropdown list upon clicking the submit button.
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 1:52am
The first item id will be created as 0 but I need it as blank
Use DropDownList1.SelectedItem.Text to get the selected value.

Try like this:
 if( DropDownList1.SelectedItem.Text =="Select")
 DropDownList1.Items.Insert(00, "Null");
 DropDownList1.SelectedIndex = 0;
 //insert query here (Null)
  // insert query here( SelectedItemValue)

if (ddltrees.SelectedItem.Text == "Select")
//insert query without selected value---------don't pass dropdownlist selected value here
//insert query with selected value ------pass dropdownlist  selected value;<br>
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 2:06am
Hi Jas,
The code you have send is I already tried and found the problem that I mentioned in my question. I need to get a blank value when nothing is selected. Because I am using a label which displays what the thing is selected in the drop down list. So when the user doesn't select anything it should show blank otherwise it will be a bug.
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 2:08am
oh i'm sorry .I get it wrong.Please wait i'll update soon
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 2:11am
ok I am waiting
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 2:15am
solution updated.If you're not sending anything(selected item) the default Null value will be stored in Sql.

Try it & let me know
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 2:42am
I tried this code but it will be an exception.
if (ddltrees.SelectedItem.Text == "Select")
ddltrees.Items.Insert(0, "Null");
ddltrees.SelectedIndex = 0;

ddltrees.DataValueField = "TreeID";
ddltrees.DataTextField = "TreeName";
ddltrees.Items.Insert(00, "Select");
ddltrees.SelectedIndex = 0;
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 2:46am
what exception you're getting?
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 2:52am
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 2:54am
solution updated.Try it.In Either way 'Null' value will be stored in Sql column
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 2:48am
or try like this:<br>
if (ddltrees.SelectedItem.Text == "Select")<br>
insert query without selected value---------don't pass dropdownlist selected value here<br>
insert query with selected value ------pass dropdownlist selected value<br>
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 2:49am
can u please send the exact code that I have given
Tom Marvolo Riddle 25-Apr-14 2:52am
another option updated(quite simple too).Try it
My Doubt 25-Apr-14 2:57am

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