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From: the6campbells <the6campbells(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Raiford(at)labware(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: unixODBC,, and Wine...
Date: 2010-01-21 22:21:26
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this looks like the issue I noted to the list. the ucs-2 data being passed
to the unixodbc driver manager was not working with the driver. it was
suggested that I re-build it having edited the config.h file #undef
SQL_WCHAR_CONVERT which did the trick.

On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 5:00 PM, <Raiford(at)labware(dot)com> wrote:

> I have been beating my head over this all day and I'm not turning anything
> up at Google.  I'm basically trying to get an ODBC app to run in Wine and
> use the PostgreSQL ODBC driver configured in unixODBC.  Here is a brief
> rundown of my problem:
> First, to prove I have unixODBC set up properly:
>   * Run /usr/bin/odbctest
>   * Select the Conn -> Full Connect ... menu item
>   * Select my Data Source, enter a User and Password, and click OK
>   * "Full Connect Succeeded" is displayed (yay!)
> ** Note that this works regardless of whether I choose the ANSI or Unicode
> ODBC driver.
> Now, from within Wine, I run a very similar test:
>    * Run Unicode ODBCTEST.EXE from
>    * Select the Conn -> Full Connect ... menu item
>    * Select my Data Source, enter the exact same User and Password, and
> click OK
>    * This fails with the text "[unixODBC]c"
> ** Note that I can connect via Wine if I use the ANSI ODBC driver, but when
> I try to access a Unicode Postgres database, there are errors that invalid
> data types are being used
> Everything looks correct in the ODBC tracing output.  I've tried a few
> other scenarios, but this is the most direct test case to show you.  In all
> cases, the Unicode driver only passes a single character back to the app
> running under Wine.  I have been trying to turn on Postgres specific
> logging, but I can't seem to figure out how.  I also considered that maybe
> the Unicode encoding between Wine and unixODBC may be a problem, but I
> didn't see any way to check or change this.
> Please help!  I'm willing to put more effort in to document this better.
>  At this point I'm not sure if its a Postgres error, unixODBC error, or a
> Wine error.  Doing this exact same test with FreeTDS and MDBTools had errors
> as well, although the connections did succeed.
> I'm running 32-bit Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic).  I have updated Wine to the latest
> available in the Wine PPA with no change in behavior.
> Jon

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