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Re: Non-Proprietary ODBC Examples on Win32?

From: Randy Yates <yates(at)ieee(dot)org>
To: "Greg Campbell" <greg(dot)campbell(at)us(dot)michelin(dot)com>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>, pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Non-Proprietary ODBC Examples on Win32?
Date: 2004-09-28 18:14:04
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First, thanks for your responses. The value of having real people
to discuss these things with should not be underestimated.

I had already installed the postgres ODBC driver. The problem
is in programmatically interfacing to it. Using ODBC inevitably
comes down to making some calls to a library function (either
static or dynamic via import libraries). I don't want to depend
on MSVC++ CDatabase class or any of the other MS crap. I want to
interface with a free ODBC library. Part of the reason is that
I want to be able to target the application for either a unix
or win32 host. 

Am I making sense?


"Greg Campbell" <greg(dot)campbell(at)us(dot)michelin(dot)com> writes:

> Get yourself an ODBC driver for Windows -- from the PostgreSQL site --
> I recommend version 7.3.2.
> Set yourself up a Data Source Name. You can alternatively check the
> PostgreSQL documentation on creating a connection string.
> Then use MSDN or google up SQLAllocHandle and SQLConnect. There should
> be C++ examples aplenty.
> Dave Page wrote:
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>> From: pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org
>>> [mailto:pgsql-odbc-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of Randy Yates
>>>Sent: 28 September 2004 14:50
>>>To: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
>>>Subject: [ODBC] Non-Proprietary ODBC Examples on Win32?
>>> Is there a C++ example somewhere of accessing an ODBC datasource
>>> under win32 using only public/free libraries? I think I can find
>>> the ODBC driver libraries OK, but finding a free, public-source
>>> driver manager for win32 seems to be problematic. iODBC and
>>> unixODBC don't run under win32 as far as I know. Of course I may be
>>> totally hosed. I am completely new to postgresql and ODBC
>>> programming. If my mental model is flawed and I'm asking the wrong
>>> questions, please educate me.
>>Modern Windows versions have a driver manager built in. I know it's not
>>Open Source, but then neither is the rest of the OS. Also, as Microsoft
>>wrote the standard, their implementation is pretty compliant :-)
>>Check out for the ODBC SDK and documentation.
>>Regards, Dave.
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