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Re: Windows, ODBC drivers and strange points ...

From: Josef Springer <Josef(dot)Springer(at)JOOPS(dot)COM>
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Windows, ODBC drivers and strange points ...
Date: 2005-10-10 07:10:57
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Hi Marten,

i am using  PostgreSQL 8.0.3 an  ODBC with VisualWorks 7. I am 
using a UNICODE database (with the same client connect datatype) and all 
works fine because of the result data aspect. It seems, that other than 
UNICODE make problems in any case.

Josef Springer

Marten Feldtmann wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to use PostgreSQL via ODBC under Windows
> and IBM VisualAge Smalltalk. Normally ODBC works
> pretty well, but I've found two problems with the
> ODBC driver of PostgreSQL, which makes the whole
> thing not  working:
> a) All column names are returned from the database
>  in lowercase and not in the form the client send
>  then when doing the "create table ..." statement.
>  Which leads to the problem, that other frameworks
>  on top of it do not find their columns do make the
>  oo-rdbms mapping stuff.
> b) All strings returned by the ODBC driver are defined
>  in a buffer, which is offered to the ODBC subsystem
>  as a string doubled in size - though I told the
>  databaase NOT to create a UNICODE db.
>  An example: a column has the result type char(15). The
>  ODBC drivers put the result of this column into a
>  memory with a size of 30 characters.
>  The ODBC subsystem now thinks: fine - I've a character
>  column with size 30 and creates a string 30 characters
>  long and one gets 15 corrects characters and 15 "0" (null)
>  bytes.
> I've never seen this behaviour with other ODBC drivers
> I've used so far, therefore I think, this is pretty
> strange behaviour.
> I'm using the 8.0.3 database and the drivers.
> Any ideas ???
> Marten Feldtmann
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