I have a database call student which consists of all students information and also student id..
i have created a form that admin have to insert all the data about student..
then after admin click a save button,
i want to display all the information also with the student id(autonumber)..
i have try,but got an error..:(
this is my coding..
can anyone guide me..

OleDbConnection conn = new OleDbConnection("provider=microsoft.jet.oledb.4.0;data source=dbStd.mdb;");
OleDbCommand cmd = new OleDbCommand("SELECT StdId FROM Student WHERE  StdId ='{0}'");

OleDbDataReader dr = null;
dr = cmd.ExecuteReader();

textBox1.Text = dr.GetString(0);


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Have you tried @@IDENTITY?

i still dont get it..:(
i have tried but many errors occurs

You need to provide some of the errors, and the code you used as we cannot see through our monitors to yours to see whats going on.

the error data type mismatch

here are my code

string admId = textBox1.Text;
            string passw = textBox2.Text;
            string strqry = string.Format(@"SELECT AdminId,Password FROM Admin WHERE  AdminId ='{0}' AND Password = '{1}'", admId,  passw);
            string strqry2 = string.Format(@"SELECT @@IDENTITY,StdICNo FROM Student WHERE  StdId ='{0}' AND StdICNo = '{1}'", admId,  passw);

            OleDbConnection conn = new OleDbConnection("provider=microsoft.jet.oledb.4.0;data source=dbStd.mdb;");
            OleDbDataAdapter adapter = null;
                DataTable dt = new DataTable();
                    adapter = new OleDbDataAdapter(strqry, conn.ConnectionString);
                else if(rdoBtnStudent.Checked) 
                    adapter = new OleDbDataAdapter(strqry2, conn.ConnectionString);


                if (dt.Rows.Count >0)    
                    string username = dt.Rows[0][0].ToString();
                    string pw = dt.Rows[0][1].ToString();

                    if (username == admId && pw == passw && rdoBtnAdmin.Checked)
                        Admin1 Frm = new Admin1();
                    else if(username == admId && pw == passw && rdoBtnStudent.Checked)
                        MessageBox.Show("Welcome Student");
                        MessageBox.Show("Wrong ID or Password");
                    MessageBox.Show("Wrong ID or Password");

            catch (Exception exc)

Kinda hard but, where?

other than not obviously reusing the connection you make to the db only thing I can see would be


So, where is the error generated, which line?

only other stab is that it errors on the @@IDENTITY part because you havent added any records to retrieve the @@IDENTITY of the last record added.

ok let me said it again..
i'm creating a student administration form..

admin will insert all the detail about the student,such as student name,IC and so on and the student id is generate automatically in the database.

so i use this student id as their login id and student IC as their password.

so my problem are,
1) i cannot get the values of the StdId from the database to be compare in the login validation and
2) i also cannot use the StdId values to view all the student information when I using StdId to search student detail.

And for your information i'm new in c# and I also dont know how the @@IDENTITY works and use it.

here the other code for my second problem

OleDbConnection con=new OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=dbStd.mdb");
OleDbCommand com = new OleDbCommand("select * from Student Where StdId = ?", con);
com.Parameters.Add("@StdFirstName", OleDbType.VarChar).Value = textBox1.Text;
OleDbDataReader data= com.ExecuteReader();
while (data.Read())


textBox9.ReadOnly = true;
textBox2.ReadOnly = true;
textBox3.ReadOnly = true;
textBox4.ReadOnly = true;
textBox5.ReadOnly = true;
textBox6.ReadOnly = true;
textBox7.ReadOnly = true;
textBox8.ReadOnly = true;

OK, no point getting ranty, firstly you have google, just like the rest of us do when we want to look something up, given you know the name of it, reading more about it should be possible and a lot of the reading will have examples.

OK, you dont say why you cant get stdid from the database, why not? what happens? debugging more often than not will show you why something doesnt work.

Once you have stdid, Im guessing the second part will be part resolved too

i have search the code but nothing help me..
i have try to change the StdId datatype from autonumber to text and it works!
but the problem is how can i generate the StdId automatically in a sequence without using autonumber

Autonumber field must have value.
look at your table

Autonumber field must have value.
look at your table

Thank you for your input. However, this thread is more than two years old.
I am sure that by now the original problem has been solved.
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Agreed. Closing.

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