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query information from sybase table

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I am wanting to know what people would recomend as the best way to query some information from a table on a Sybase database via an ODBC connection through Delphi6.
I have tried using ADO and was able to connect and view all available tables,their index's and display the data through a DBgrid but couldnt quite figure out how to extract some info based on a search e.g search the matter table for the value of fields called 'client' and 'DOB' for matter number 1. I know this could basically be put into a SQL like
"select ('client','DOB') from matter where matter number = 1"
but I am pretty confused with the ADOquery object and its strings?
Could someone suggest what they would consider the best method to bring this information back to some local variable so I could then use them in my program.
The situation would be that my application would need to run these queries from several points around their WAN from the server holding the Sybase database and each of these query points will already have the ODBC driver set-up and functional. Actuall sample code would really be appreciated as would general comments on some pros and cons of the different methods.

Thank for any ideas

Dave
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kretzschmar earned 200 total points
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your statement should be like

select client, DOB from matter where matter number = 1

supply your daoquery with this

if you need the values in vars, then use

adoquery1.open;
clientvar := adoquery1.fieldbyname('client'),asstring;
dobvar := adoquery1.fieldbyname('DOB'),asstring;
adoquery1.close;

hope this helps

meikl ;-)

btw. what different methods?
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by:monitorwa
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thanks meikl
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