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Re: error message "column "oid" doesn't exist"

From: greg(dot)campbell(at)us(dot)michelin(dot)com
To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org,"Erika Marlow" <Erika(dot)Marlow(at)nisc(dot)coop>
Subject: Re: error message "column "oid" doesn't exist"
Date: 2007-01-05 17:11:22
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You say the problem is happening when you are using VB with ADO and you 
say that is happening at SELECT statements. 

SELECT statements can generally be read only and so do not need  to 
uniquely identify records. Uniquely identifying records and determining 
whether or not they have been updated by someone else comes into play for 
data manipulation statements. This means update DML statements use Primary 
Keys, OIDs, and possibly virtually unique keys (WHERE field1='old_value1' 
and field2='old_value2'). You could see a lot of these syntax if logging 
is turned on. 

I digress. 
Do you have a client side cursor and a read only statement? eg. 

sql = "SELECT * FROM some_table"
set rs = new ADODB.Recordset
rs.CursorLocation = adUseClient
rs.Open sql, myConn, adOpenStatic, adLockReadOnly, adCmdText

The MSDN has all the docs on making ADO behave properly as a disconnected 

Greg Campbell ENG-ASE/Michelin US5
Lexington, South Carolina
803-951-5561, x75561
Fax: 803-951-5531

"Erika Marlow" <Erika(dot)Marlow(at)nisc(dot)coop> 
Sent by: pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
01/05/2007 10:05


Re: [ODBC] error message "column "oid" doesn't exist"

Hmm.  Well, I am opening the tables for editing. All of the tables have 
unique primary keys that can be referenced. Is there a flag or something I 
can set to prevent it from looking for oid?

From: Oberle, Martin [mailto:martin(dot)oberle(at)winntec(dot)de] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 1:36 PM
To: Erika Marlow
Subject: AW: [ODBC] error message "column "oid" doesn't exist"

As far as I know the odbc driver uses the oid to identify the records when 
updating records.
The driver adds the column oid to the query when the driver thinks that 
records mjight be updated
in the future. The error should not occure whe you open the table 
good luck
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Betreff: Re: [ODBC] error message "column "oid" doesn't exist"

We are recieving the error message "column "oid" doesn't exist" from a 
series of ODBC calls via ADO in a Visual Basic application.  The SQL 
statements are all "SELECT * FROM <table>" where <table> refers to several 
different tables.  No tables were created with OIDs, because we don't use 
them.  So, the statement in the error is true, but we've been using the 
same application without issues for quite some time.
We're still using the 8.01.0200 drivers, UNICODE in this particular case, 
and if necessary can upgrade (but it's a painful process).
Any suggestions for resolving the issue without updating to the latest 
If updating is the only option, do the new installation packages for the 
driver take care of any ANSI/UNICODE differences?  What are the rules for 
moving from one to the other? 

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