I have a question about Connections to the database using ADO and SQL Server. The situation:
I create one ADO-connection object and open this connection to a SQL Server. Then I often use the Execute method of the connection object to execute SQL statements. I never use a command object. My problem: although I have only one connection object I can observe that sometimes additional connections to the database are created and after execution of one SQL statement are deleted. Why? Is there any method to prevent this? In one code sequence I insert a object into the database inside a stored procedure and in the next statement I update this object. For this second statement there is always a second connection created. Is in this situation guaranteed that the second statement is always executed after the first statement? The @@IDENTITY variable never works in a SQL statement of ADO. I always get NULL. Only inside a stored procedure it works. Why? Are the changing connections the reason for this behaviour? The additional connections need extra licenses. I get sometimes the me!
ssage that I have not enough licenses. So I think this is another problem.
( Versions: ADO 1.5C and SQL Server 6.5 with SP4 and NT with SP 3)