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BUG #: 356597 (SHILOH_BUGS)
BUG #: 58350 (sqlbug_70)
An ESQL/C application may experience all kinds of unexpected errors when opening a cursor:
For example, instead of a line similar to this in the trace
you will see a line similar to this:
Service pack informationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290211/ )How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2The English version of the SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 26-Feb-02 02:37 8.00.581 126,976 Sqlakw32.dll
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3The English version of the SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 19-Feb-2004 09:02 8.00.916 168,001 Sqlakw32.dll
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the files may also contain additional files.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.
Note Although the lower build number may suggest it, this fix is not included in SQL Server 2000 SP3.
Please note that ESQL/C is based on the DB-Library API. Therefore, the following paragraph of the "DB-Library API" topic in SQL Books Online applies also to ESQL/C:
"The DB-Library API has not been enhanced beyond the level of SQL Server version 6.5. All DB-Library applications can work with SQL Server 2000, but only as 6.5 level clients. Features introduced in SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server version 7.0 are not supported for DB-Library applications."Additionally, please note section 7.0 of the Sp2readme.htm that was included with SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2:
7.0 DB-Library and Embedded SQL for CWhile the DB-Library and Embedded SQL for C application programming interfaces (APIs) are still supported in SQL Server 2000, no future versions of SQL Server will include the files needed to do programming work on applications that use these APIs. Connections from existing applications written using DB-Library and Embedded SQL for C will still be supported in the next version of SQL Server, but this support will also be dropped in a future release. When writing new applications, avoid using these components. When modifying existing applications, you are strongly encouraged to remove dependencies on these technologies. Instead of DB-Library or Embedded SQL for C, you can use ADO, OLE DB, or ODBC to access data in SQL Server. Please refer to SQL Server Books Online for more information on these technologies.
Article ID: 317989 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 9.4
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