SQL Connection Open Exception

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I am working on a project which, up until today, has been fine. However now when I run it and it goes through a few different Stored Procedure calls it is throwing an InvalidOperationException with the message The connection was not closed. The connection's current state is open. 

I get that I could put in a check to see if the connection is already open, but this code hasn't changed (it is under Version Control and isn't modified) so I'm looking for other potential explanations. 

Could there be some lock in SQL which isn't being released? Is there a process which I should look out for and kill? 

I can't really post the code as there is a lot of it, and it is split up into smaller methods which makes it harder to pull out individual items. E.g: 

public SqlConnection Connection
        return _connection;
public IDataReader RetrieveRecord(int Id)
    //SP    SqlCommand cmd = this.Connection.CreateCommand();
cmd.CommandText = "SelectRecord";
    cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
    //Parameters     cmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@tID", Id));
    //instruct the data reader to close its connection when its Close method is         called by passing the CommandBehavior.CloseConnection
    return cmd.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior.CloseConnection);

Nothing massively complex, I just don't understand why this connection is now throwing an exception.

  1. Post:48

    Re: SQL Connection Open Exception

    Problem is with the line 


    Because you are trying to open an already opened connection. 

    Try this to check before opening a connection: 

     if (this._connection.State == ConnectionState.Closed)


      Modified On Apr-07-2018 04:51:25 AM
  1. Post:46

    Re: SQL Connection Open Exception

    When you are talking about killing process, I think you know c# well. 

    You should always use 

    using(SqlConnection con=new SqlConnection("connectionString"))
      // Do something with con
         using(SqlCommand cmd=new SqlCommand("cmdText",con))
            // Do something with cmd

    You know that SqlCommand and SqlConnection implement IDisposable

    So when you put those objects within using, the connection closing and clean up job is automatically done.

    No need to close the connection manually in the code, since using will do the work for you.

      Modified On Apr-07-2018 04:51:07 AM