How To Use the ADO FetchProgress and FetchComplete Events

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Summary
The FetchProgress and FetchComplete events are used to monitor the loading of a recordset, when loading the recordset asynchronously.

The FetchProgress event gives you information on the current state of the recordset, which can be used to display a progress indicator to the user.

The FetchComplete event is fired when the recordset is finished loading.
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Prerequisites

Software Requirements
  • The FetchProgress and FetchComplete events only work properly in MDAC 2.5 or later. You can download the latest version of the Microsoft Data Access Components from the following Microsoft Web site:
  • If you are developing your application in Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, then you must have service pack 3 or later installed. You can install the latest service pack for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 from the following Microsoft Web site:
Coding Requirements
  • When you open the recordset, you must specify adAsyncFetch as a Recordset Option.
  • You must use client-side cursors, because the FetchProgress and FetchComplete events are returned by the ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) client cursor engine.
  • In Visual Basic, you must declare the Recordset at module level using Dim with the WithEvents keyword.

Properties

There are two recordset properties that affect the asynchronous behavior of ADO. These properties should be set prior to opening the recordset.
  • Initial Fetch Size determines how many records are fetched synchronously before the asynchronous thread is created. This allows for a small recordset to be created without the additional overhead of creating a thread. This is set to 50 by default. To guarantee that FetchProgress and FetchComplete are called, set this value to 0.
  • Background Fetch Size determines how many records are fetched between calls to the FetchProgress event. This is set to 15 by default.

The Events

FetchProgress

FetchProgress has four Parameters:
  • Progress is the number of records currently in the recordset.

    The first time FetchProgress is called, Progress is equal to Initial Fetch Size plus Background Fetch Size. For each additional call, Progress equals the previous value plus Background Fetch Size.
  • MaxProgress is the maximum value expected to be returned.

    MaxProgress is not equal to the actual number of records that will be returned. ADO has to fetch the records in order to get this value. This means MaxProgress is only ever a best guess. MaxProgress usually equals Progress plus Background Fetch Size.

    FetchProgess is always called before calling FetchComplete. In this case, Progress and MaxProgress are equal to each other. This MaxProgress equals the actual number of records retrieved.
  • The value of adStatus determines if any errors have occurred. This value is normally adStatusOK.

    You may disable the FetchProgress event by setting the value of adStatus to the value adStatusUnwantedEvent.
  • pRecordset is a reference to the recordset itself.
FetchComplete

FetchComplete has three Parameters:
  • If adStatus is adStatusErrorsOccurred, then you can check pError to determine what error has occurred. This can happen if your code calls the Cancel method before the query is done executing, for example.
  • The value of adStatus determines if any errors have occurred.

    You may disable the FetchComplete event by setting the value of adStatus to the value adStatusUnwantedEvent.
  • pRecordset is a reference to the recordset itself.

Sample Code

The following sample demonstrates how to use the FetchProgress and FetchComplete events in Visual Basic.

The sample uses an ODBC Datasource named Pubs to connect to the Pubs database that comes with SQL Server.
  1. In Microsoft Visual Basic, create a new Standard EXE. Form1 is added to the project by default.
  2. On the Project menu, click to select References, and then select Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects Library.
  3. On the Project menu, click to select Components, and then select Microsoft DataGrid Control 6.0 (OLEDB).
  4. Place a DataGrid, a Textbox, and a CommandButton onto Form1.
  5. Add the following code to Form1's Code Window:
       Option Explicit   Const strConn = "DSN=Pubs"   Const strDefaultSQL = "SELECT * FROM Titles"    Dim cn As ADODB.Connection   Dim WithEvents rs As ADODB.Recordset   Private Sub Form_Load()      Command1.Caption = "Go"         Text1.Text = strDefaultSQL         Set cn = New ADODB.Connection      cn.Open strConn   End Sub   Private Sub Command1_Click()      Dim strSQL As String      strSQL = Text1.Text         Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset      With rs         .CursorLocation = adUseClient               .Properties("Initial Fetch Size") = 2         .Properties("Background Fetch Size") = 4               Debug.Print "Start"         Debug.Print "Initial Fetch Size: " & _                     .Properties("Initial Fetch Size")         Debug.Print "Background Fetch Size" & _                     .Properties("Background Fetch Size")               .Open strSQL, cn, , , adAsyncFetch      End With   End Sub   Private Sub rs_FetchProgress(ByVal Progress As Long, _                                ByVal MaxProgress As Long, _                                adStatus As ADODB.EventStatusEnum, _                                ByVal pRecordset As ADODB.Recordset)                                      Debug.Print "Fetch: " & Progress & _                  "  Max: " & MaxProgress         End Sub   Private Sub rs_FetchComplete(ByVal pError As ADODB.Error, _                                adStatus As ADODB.EventStatusEnum, _                                ByVal pRecordset As ADODB.Recordset)                                   If adStatus <> adStatusOK Then         Debug.Print "Failed"         Debug.Print "Error: " & pError.Number & " - " & pError.Description      Else         Set DataGrid1.DataSource = pRecordset         Debug.Print "Done"      End If      End Sub					
  6. Change strConn to a valid connection string for your database, and change strDefaultSQL to a valid SQL query that returns records from your database.
  7. Run the code. Click the Go button to start reading the Recordset. On the View menu, click to select Immediate Window. Visual Basic's Immediate window displays the progress of the asynchronous query.
References
For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
258904 BUG: FetchProgress Returns Incorrect Data with MDAC 2.1
224332 PRB: ADO Recordset Opened with adAsyncFetch May Seem Synchronous
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Article ID: 262311 - Last Review: 10/11/2012 03:38:00 - Revision: 3.0

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