try-catch block and unhandled exception

I have an MFC app with the following code:

  CDatabase* cdbDatabase = new CDatabase;
  cdbDatabase->OpenEx("DSN=OracleTest;UID=scott;PWD=tiger;");
  cout << cdbDatabase->IsOpen() << endl;
  CRecordset* rs = new CRecordset(cdbDatabase);

  try
  {
    rs->Open(CRecordset::snapshot, "SELECT USER FROM DUAL;");
  }
  catch (CException e)
  {
    cout << "Caught exception" << endl;
  }
  catch (...)
  {
    cout << "Caught in ellipses" << endl;
  }

When run it outputs:
1
Caught in ellipses

If I take out the catch(...) statement I get a Microsoft Visual C++ error: Unhandled exception in db_test.exe (KERNEL32.DLL): 0xE06D7363: Microsoft C++ Exception.

What is causing this exception? It gets trapped in the catch(...) block but what do I do with it there? How do I access the error message?
jmnolanAsked:
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SDUCommented:
You have to catch the exception like this

   catch (CDBException* e)
   {
            e->ReportError();
            e->Delete();
   }

If I remember well, you can't catch the exception
by value nor by reference, it doesn't work.

Regards
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chensuCommented:
The reason it flows to catch (...) is because the CRecordset::Open function throws either CDBException * or CMemoryException *. The correct way to handle it is

try
{
    rs->Open(CRecordset::snapshot, "SELECT USER FROM DUAL;");
}
catch (CDBException *pe)
{
    pe->Delete();
}
catch (CMemoryException *pe)
{
    pe->Delete();
}


or


try
{
    rs->Open(CRecordset::snapshot, "SELECT USER FROM DUAL;");
}
catch (CException *pe)
{
    pe->Delete();
}
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jmnolanAuthor Commented:
Either answer would have worked for me. Thanks!!
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SDUCommented:
If, instead of displaying the error with ReportError, you want to get the error string, you can do it by getting this member from your exception

e->m_strError

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chensuCommented:
Calling CException::GetErrorMessage is better.
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