i am connecting the sybase 12.5 via VB6 using DSN. sybase is in HPUNIX.
when i am trying to call the store procedure i am facing problem. if the input parameter is adinteger it is working fine . if input parameter is adVarchar, it shows the run time error " Method 'Excute of' object _Command failed ".plz any one help me. THanks in advance.

my code is...

Private Sub Command1_Click()
Dim cmd As New ADODB.Command
Dim cn As New ADODB.Connection
Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
Dim qry As String
Dim input_param As string
Dim output_param As Integer
Dim inp1 As Integer

input_param = "PARTCPNTCD"
inp1 = 1
Set cn = New ADODB.Connection
Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
Set cmd = New ADODB.Command
rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient

gDBId = "sa"
gPWD = ""

cn.ConnectionString = "DSN=" & gDSN & ";uid=" & gDBId & ";pwd=" & gPWD & ";"
MsgBox "connected"

cn.CursorLocation = adUseClient
cmd.ActiveConnection = cn
cmd.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc 'when using SP with command object
cmd.CommandText = "tempdb..testProc"

' The below line gives the error. if the datatype is adInteger and input parameter is integer then it is working.if tit is varchar it is not working.

cmd.Parameters.Append cmd.CreateParameter("@i_ld", adVarChar, adParamInput, 20, input_param)

cmd.Parameters.Append cmd.CreateParameter("@o_ErrDesc", adVarChar, adParamOutput, 200)

Set rs = cmd.Execute

MsgBox "Resultset prepared"
MsgBox rs(0)
End Sub

Thanks in advance.