[freetds] FreeTDS problems with converting SQL BigInt

Feroze Daud khichdo at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 18 16:03:50 EDT 2013

Thanks. Unfortunately, I need to get the output parameter first, so I changed the sproc to return the value as a resultset, instead of an output parameter.

This brings me to the original problem. I am getting garbage values out of call to getBigInteger.

Is there any way to enable Freetds logging for applications that dont go through the odbc driver manager?

I put a freetds.conf in my home directory, with loglevel set to 0xffff but no logfile gets created.

I worked with a colleague to see if we are running into compatibility issues. My colleague who is on Linux Ubuntu 11.04, wrote a small program to call a sproc that returns bigint in resultsets. It worked fine on his machine. However, the same binary fails on my machine where the OS is linux ubuntu 11.10. The only difference is that I have a newer version of libc. I have libc-2.13, whereas he has an older one.


----- Original Message -----
From: Frediano Ziglio <freddy77 at gmail.com>
To: Feroze Daud <khichdo at yahoo.com>; FreeTDS Development Group <freetds at lists.ibiblio.org>
Cc: James K. Lowden <jklowden at freetds.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:35 AM
Subject: Re: [freetds] FreeTDS problems with converting SQL BigInt

2013/9/17 Feroze Daud <khichdo at yahoo.com>:
> hi!
> On debugging this further, I found the following.
> 1) The output parameter works fine if the Sproc has an OUTPUT parameter, and does not return a resultset.
> 2) OTOH, if the sproc returns a resultset, then the output parameter does not work.
> In my program, I was callig a sproc that has an OUTPUT parameter, and also returns a resultset.
> For testing, I modified my program to call another sproc that does not return a resultset but has an output parameter. I call this new sproc after that I called my sproc that returns both output parameter and resultset.
> I found something interesting. When I execute the sproc statement after I call SQLBindParameter(...), my output parameter is not being set. However, when I call SQLBindParameter() for the second sproc call, at that time I see that my output parameter has the correct value from the previous sproc call. It almost seems as if the output parameter value is being set after the resultset has come in.
> NOTE, that I cannot hack my scenario to call a sproc that returns an OUTPUT parameter and no resultset.

Parameters are one of the last things returned by a store procedure so
you have to read all recordsets in order to get to parameters.


> I found the following text in the documentation at http://www.freetds.org/faq.html#ms.output.parameters
> Output Parameters
> I'm not getting my output parameters returned, but I seem to be doing everything right!
> That's not a question!
> Microsoft SQL Server 7 with SP3, and later versions, quietly
> changed (which is to say, broke) how they respond to queries that
> execute stored procedures with output parameters.  Earlier servers let
> you send a query like EXECUTE A @P OUTPUT and fetch the output parameter as a special result row (technique
> varying by library).  Newer servers simply don't send back that data.
> To elicit output parameters from them, you have to use the RPC functions such as the DB-Library dbrpcparam.
> --
> However, the dbrpcparam link in the above document doesnt reference anything. Can someone point me to the correct link?
> FWIW we are running "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (SP3) - 10.0.5500.0 (X64)   Sep 21 2011 22:45:45   Copyright (c) 1988-2008 Microsoft Corporation  Developer Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.2 <X64> (Build 9200: ) "
> Thanks
> feroze.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: James K. Lowden <jklowden at freetds.org>
> To: freetds at lists.ibiblio.org
> Cc: Feroze Daud <khichdo at yahoo.com>; FreeTDS Development Group <freetds at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 3:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [freetds] FreeTDS problems with converting SQL BigInt
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2013 10:30:54 -0700 (PDT)
> Feroze Daud <khichdo at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> I am using odbc.
>> I know 0.64 is not supported, but I dont have the liberty to upgrade.
>> I could make a case for upgrading if this bug is fixed in 0.82.
>> Is this a known bug that was fixed in 0.82?
> Even 0.82 is five years old now.
> The unit test src/odbc/unittests/const_params.c uses an output
> parameter of type integer.  I'd suggest modifying it to test a bigint
> instead.  If it fails, that's a bug worth fixing.  If it succeeds, you
> have your solution.
> HTH.
> --jkl
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