[freetds] having more than one active SQL statement

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Fri May 21 14:14:16 EDT 2004

> From: freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org
> [mailto:freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org]On Behalf Of Kevin Hirst
> Sent: May 21, 2004 11:24 AM
> I have recently encountered a problem coding for unixODBC and 
> FreeTDS that I can only seem to have one active statement at 
> a time on a single connection.  I am told this is a 
> limitation on TDS, but I know that I have used ADO on Windows 
> before and had many statements active on one connection to 
> SQL Server 2000.  


Now that the ODBC driver is pretty functional, it's gaining adherents who haven't used a TDS server before.  Your question used to come up about once a year, but now it seems like it's more like once a month, so I added it to the FAQ.  If that doesn't answer your question, please say so.  

> Is this a farce?  Is there something going on in ADO that I am unaware of?  

It would seem so.  ADO is populating a container for you.  You get the convenience of the container, at the price of waiting for the last row before you can use the first one.  

> The basic problem is that SQLExecDirect() fails with error 0 
> and no error message on the second SELECT statement that I 
> execute on it.  Do I need to open a new connection for every 
> statement that I want to be active at once?

That's a problem.  :-(  Error message handling in the FreeTDS ODBC driver sometimes fails to convey server messages to the client.  It's being worked on.  



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