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Using VB 5.0, DAO 3.5, Using ODBC to SQL 6.5, Running a query against a view on the server.  I get a "3669 Execution Canceled" when I do the OpenRecordset. I'm using dbOpenSnapshot. The SQL log reports "EXIT SQLExecDirect with return code -1 (SQL_ERROR)"  The weird thing is it works a couple of times, but mostly not?!?!  Help!
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by:CarlosJac
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Can you show me the code and the SQL log file contents ?
How many rows have the query results ?
Is this a long running query ?

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by:Mirkwood
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The error is either Out of Memory or Server timeout. In both cases the query takes to much resources.
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by:waty
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When I do recordset, I never use snapshot. I alway use Dynaset,
try use the following DB access :

Set record = DB.OpenRecordset(sSQL, dao.dbOpenDynaset, dao.dbReadOnly + dao.dbSQLPassThrough)

I never have any problem
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by:CarlosJac
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If the problem is query timeout, you can resolve it using the QueryTimeout property of Connection or Database objects.
This property sets or returns a value that specifies the number of seconds to wait before a timeout error occurs when a query is executed on an ODBC data source.
Example:

dbsCurrent.QueryTimeout = 0    'wait forever

where dbsCurrent is the database object.



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by:mnord
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The answer that you are looking for has been provided by CarlosJac.  However, the comment that was added to that line of code was incorrect.  QUeryTimeOut = 0 does not mean "wait forever" .....rather it means return immediately.  I was not aware that SQL Server has the same problem.  This is a problem with Oracle especially after doing several transactions and record updates and deletions in the same workspace.
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by:CarlosJac
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ekim:

The querytimeout has resolved your problem ?
sorry, my english is bad ...


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by:mkmccreary
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When this happens, what are you asking for?  If you ask for too many records, you are probably going to timeout.  If you are pulling back more than a 100 records at a time, you may need to re-examine your design.  Now, if you are searching across a large number of records, but pulling back small answer sets, then you may want to trap for the timeout error.  If the user says they want to continue, do nothing till the next check to the user.  If the user says no, then cancel the query on the server.

I'm making assumptions, with a little more information, I may be able to help.

Good Luck,
Martin
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majed100598 earned 1000 total points
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try to use db object , make indexes on fields you quering
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by:ekim
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The error was a combination of many circumstances.  We indexed some more fields, we rewrote the view to provide a smaller recordset, we used dbReadOnly, but found using dbDynaSet and dbSQLPasthrough aggravated the problem with the JET engine locking up the cient workstation as it tried to process 10-20,000 records locally.  In the end we rewrote the program to make individual queries and combine the recordset later...
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