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Re: ODBC release plans?

From: "Claudio Duffini" <blackhole(at)sacrocuore(dot)it>
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ODBC release plans?
Date: 2005-01-17 18:16:18
Message-ID: csgv7l$2c9$1@floppy.pyrenet.fr (view raw or flat)
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We use BCB and Delphi with direct access (libpq 73) via Zeoslib since 3
months.
Seen results and performance, throwed away the PG odbc.
Zeos (6.1.5) does not shine for ADO access, but all the wrappers around
native interfaces work really well.

Regards
Claudio Duffini

""Merlin Moncure"" <merlin(dot)moncure(at)rcsonline(dot)com> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:6EE64EF3AB31D5448D0007DD34EEB3412A75BB(at)Herge(dot)rcsinc(dot)local(dot)(dot)(dot)
> > Merlin,
> >
> > Yes Borland C++ builder is exactly what I am using ....
> >
> > Jim
>
> Well, since a text field is unbounded, the VCL is going to give you a
> TMemoField which is really what is supposed to happen, TMemoField being
> designed to handle unbounded fields.  By the way, this is not a problem
> with the ODBC driver.
>
>
> So, I'd suggest the following alternatives:
> 1. Learn to live with TMemoField.  This basically you means you need to
> pick up some 3rd party VCL controls, especially a grid replacement, one
> that doesn't say 'memo' for TMemoField.  The build it edit control for
> memo fields TDBMemo, is ok, but there are better ones out there.
>
> 2. Cast your field expression coming in and going out, now it gets
> treated as a string field (rebind your fields to the dataset).  Of
> course, I gather that kind of goes against the whole reason for going
> with the 'text' type to begin with.
>
> Merlin
> p.s. If you are doing serious development in C++ builder, I strongly
> recommend looking at the Zeos database components.  They are very fast
> and access the database directly without going through the BDE. (or
> ODBC).
>
> http://www.zeoslib.net
>
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