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I need to test to see if a database is running through a PowerBuilder application. Every time that I test the connection the ODBC dialog box appears and the application just sits and waits for the return. What I want to do is if it fails the connection just return an error code in SQLCA.

This is my DBParm setting SQLCA.DBParm = "ConnectString='DSN=DATASOURCE_TEST;UID=dba;PWD=sql;ConnectOption='SQL_DRIVER_CONNECT,SQL_DRIVER_NOPROMPT'"

PowerBuilder 2017 and SQL Anywhere 16.

Any Ideas?

asked 06 Jul '18, 17:11

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Your DBParm is incorrect. The correct format is as follows:

"ConnectString='DSN=EAS Demo DB V126;UID=dba;PWD=<******>',ConnectOption='SQL_DRIVER_CONNECT,SQL_DRIVER_NOPROMPT'"

The problems with the DBPARM is provided is that the ConnectString must be closed with a quote and the ConnectString and ConnectOption must be separated with a comma not a semicolon.

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answered 06 Jul '18, 21:35

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Thank you, that fixed the problem.

(09 Jul '18, 11:11) knbarton
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