INF: xp_enum_oledb_providers Enumerates the OLE DB Providers

Article translations Article translations
Article ID: 216575 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q216575
Expand all | Collapse all

On This Page

SUMMARY

xp_enum_oledb_providers is a new extended stored procedure that enumerates all OLE DB providers installed on a SQL Server.

The following is the syntax for xp_enum_oledb_providers:
EXEC xp_enum_oledb_providers

MORE INFORMATION

xp_enum_oledb_providers returns three columns as follows:
  • ProviderName: Default value of CLSID key.
  • Parsename: CLSID (GUID).
  • Description: Friendly name of the provider.
Using this procedure, you can write another script or procedure to check if a specific provider is installed on a computer.

-- sp_valid_oledb_provider
-- A test to see if you pass in a legal provider name.
use master
go
if exists (select * from sysobjects where type = 'P' and name = 'sp_valid_oledb_provider')<BR/>
drop proc sp_valid_oledb_provider<BR/>
go
create proc sp_valid_oledb_provider @p nvarchar(255) as
set nocount on
create table #t([Provider Name] nvarchar(255) not null,[Parse Name] nvarchar(255) not null,[Provider Description] nvarchar(255) not null)
insert into #t exec xp_enum_oledb_providers
if exists (select * from #t where [Provider Name] = @p)
begin
   -- print 'OK'
   return 1
end
else
begin
   raiserror('Invalid OLE-DB provider "%s"',-1, -1, @p)
   return 0<BR/>
end
go
exec sp_valid_oledb_provider N'SQLOLEDB'
exec sp_valid_oledb_provider N'MSDASQL'
exec sp_valid_oledb_provider N'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0'
exec sp_valid_oledb_provider N'Illegal Provider'


This procedure can be used to find if a specific OLE DB provider is installed before setting up a SQL Server 7.0 distributed query with sp_addlinkedserver.

REFERENCES

For more details on setting up and using distributed queries using OLE DB providers, refer to the "sp_addlinkedserver", "OpenQuery", and "OpenRowset in" topics in SQL Server 7.0 Books Online.

For additional information, see the Support WebCast at the following location:
http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/webcasts/wc102699/WC102699.asp

Properties

Article ID: 216575 - Last Review: October 16, 2003 - Revision: 3.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
kbinfo KB216575

Give Feedback

 

Contact us for more help

Contact us for more help
Connect with Answer Desk for expert help.
Get more support from smallbusiness.support.microsoft.com