[freetds] Choosing right FreeTDS API
sharanrao at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 12:21:43 EST 2007
On Thursday 22 Nov 2007 12:39:38 am James K. Lowden wrote:
> Hi Sharan,
> Use db-lib. Definitely. It's supported, documented by both us and the
> vendors, and stable. Also you'll find many examples in the distribution.
> The FreeTDS db-lib implementation doesn't support client-side cursors or
> "browse mode" and probably never will. The normal way db-lib is used
> doesn't require them.
> A TDS server sends rows to the client as they're produced. The client
> APIs all have a forward-only read-next-row function; in db-lib it's called
> dbnextrow(). That's the workhorse for retrieving data.
Thank You. That sure helped in making the decision :)
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