How to return a value from a stored procedure to EF

c# entity-framework sql sql-server

Question

I'm attempting to call a stored proc through EF and retrieve a return value from the stored proc. I've used this answer as a guide. Here is my stored proc:

CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[usp_test]
(
    @result int OUT
)
AS
BEGIN

--DO STUFF

SET @result = 0
END

Here is how I'm calling it from EF:

var status = new SqlParameter
{
    ParameterName = "result",
    DbType = DbType.Int32,
    Direction = ParameterDirection.Output 
};
var result = context.Database.SqlQuery<int>("EXEC usp_test @result", status);
var wasSuccessful = result.First() == 1;
if (!wasSuccessful)
{
    //DO STUFF
}

I'm getting this error message:

The data reader has more than one field. Multiple fields are not valid for EDM primitive or enumeration types

What am I doing wrong?

1
5
5/23/2017 12:26:07 PM

Accepted Answer

Try select @result before end of procedure.

CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[usp_test]
(
    @result int OUT
)
AS
BEGIN

--DO STUFF

SET @result = 0
Select @result
END

Hope it works.

4
2/12/2016 11:47:29 AM

Popular Answer

Change ParameterDirection.Output to ParameterDirection.ReturnValue



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