[unixODBC-dev] unixODBC-GUI-Qt: some text for www.unixodbc.org (enough to prime)

Nick Gorham nick.gorham at easysoft.com
Mon Jan 12 15:22:29 GMT 2009

Peter Harvey wrote:

>I am pretty certain that the DM does not attempt to prompt for a data
>source when provided an empty 'in' string to SQLDriverConnect. This is
>something that could be added. For example;
>    if ( !conn_str_in )
>    {
>        /*
>         * not quite by the book, but better than nothing
>         */
>        conn_str_in = (SQLCHAR*)"DSN=DEFAULT;";
>        len_conn_str_in = strlen((char*) conn_str_in );
>    }
>The above code could be altered such that it goes into a UI plugin to
>get a data source to use. I could add the following to odbcinst;
>BOOL SQLDriverConnectPrompt( HWND  hWnd,  SQLCHAR *pszChars, SQLSMALLINT
>nMaxChars );
>And a corresponding call like this to the UI plugin (odbcinstQ4);
>BOOL ODBCDriverConnectPrompt( HODBCINSTWND  hWnd,  SQLCHAR *pszChars,
Ok, I have added the code into the driver manager to call  
ODBCDriverConnectPrompt in the odbcinstQ lib if needed. So it needs the 
GUI part adding now to return a selected DSN name in pszChars, and a 
return of TRUE, or a return of FALSE on error, or no selection of DSN.

Nick Gorham
Easysoft Limited
http://www.easysoft.com, http://www.unixODBC.org

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