ODBC Error Code = IM006()

Posted on 2001-06-22
Last Modified: 2007-11-27
So, what the hell?

Can you help?

The error is: ODBC Error Code = IM006()

What have I to do, what is wrong here?

Question by:sprutzli
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missionImpossible earned 50 total points
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this is a bug in Microsofts ODBC Drivers Pack and has not been solved yet.

from MSDN:
After using SQLSetConnectOption to set SQL_CURRENT_QUALIFIER to a valid data source path, the following SQLConnect (or SQLDriverConnect) will return SQLSetConnectOption failure message, and a connection is established without current qualifier set to that desired path.
NOTE: It occurs with all the desktop database drivers.

For example, in case of Microsoft Access driver, do the following:
   SQLAllocConnect(henv, &hdbc);
   );  //Note: It's a valid path
      hdbc, "sdk21-Access", SQL_NTS, "admin", SQL_NTS, NULL, 0
   );  //Note: DSN points to "C:\ODBCSDK\SMPLDATA\ACCESS\SAMPLE"
You will get:
SQL_SUCCESS_WITH_INFO, IM006, "[Microsoft][ODBC DLL] Driver's SQLSetConnectOption failed" 08003, "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver pack 2.0 Driver]Connection is not open"
The 08003 is misleading. Actually, the connection to sdk21-Access has been established with the current qualifier set to

But there is a workaround:

Invoke SQLSetConnectOption to set SQL_CURRENT_QUALIFIER after the connection has been established, (that is, SQLConnect or SQLDriverConnect has succeeded).

for more information search for IM006 in MSDN.

Hope that helps.

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