URGENT!!!! Need some help with PROGRESS error!!!

Posted on 2005-03-01
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Sorry for the alert post, but I have been working at this for 2 days now and I am SOOOOOOOOO close to tossing our database server out of the window.

I got the Merant 3.6 drivers configured. I can use an ADO string from a VB6 environment to return LIVE, REAL-TIME DATA!!!! GREAT NEWS!!!!! However......

If I use the SAME connection string in an ASP application, I receive the following error:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers (0x80004005)
[MERANT][ODBC PROGRESS driver]Optional feature not implemented.

The only thing I found on this forum that sounded similar can be found on this thread:


If anyone can offer help, it would be GREATLY appreciated. This has been completely frustrating and I am VERY, VERY close to a solution, it is the last piece of the puzzle that is killing me.

Thanks a million in advance.
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jrb1 earned 2000 total points
ID: 13436628
OK, some environment variables must be set on the server:

DLC=<path to dlc>
IDLC=<path to dlc>
PROMSGS=<path to dlc>\promsgs
IPROMSGS=<path to dlc>\promsgs
PROOIBRK=<path to dlc>\bin\oibrkr32.exe
PROOIDRV=<path to dlc>\bin\oidrvr32.exe

These have to be set up as SYSTEM variables.

If that doesn't help, the problem may be with your ODBC settings.  Is your OIBroker on the same machine as the DB?


Author Comment

ID: 13443054
Thanks for your input.  I added the last 2 environment variables, as I already had the others.  The page loads now, no more error!  However, the SQL string returns NOTHING.  Any pointers?


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Expert Comment

ID: 13443735
Haven't seen that before...can you post a code snippet?

Author Comment

ID: 13444152
Happy to.  Here is the code I am using for the sample page (just to make a damn connection and return data in a control object :) )


Option Explicit
Dim RS
Dim sSelect

<link href="stylesampledb.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<title>Sample Database Connection Application</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">

 <!--#include file="CommonAspScripts/dbconnection.asp"-->
  <!--#include file="Include/header.asp"-->

  <table border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" id="table">
      <td> <select name="cbShipCode">
                        sSelect = "select ship-code from shipcode"
                        Set RS = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.RecordSet")
                        On Error Resume Next
                        RS.Open sSelect,AdoConnection,adOpenForwardOnly,adLockReadOnly      
                        If Err.number<>0 then
                              Response.Redirect "CommonAspScripts/ErrorPage.asp?Errnum="& err.number &"&ErrDesc=" & Err.Description
                        End If
                        Do while Not RS.EOF
                              Response.Write "<Option>" & RS("cbShipCode") & "</option>"

<!--#include file="Include/footer.asp"-->


Here is the code for the dbconnection.asp include file:


<!--#include file="adovbs.inc"-->
Dim AdoConnection
If Not IsObject(AdoConnection) then
      Set AdoConnection = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
      On Error Resume Next
      AdoConnection.Open "Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=false;Data Source=SL402;Initial Catalog=ac"
      If Err.number<>0 then
            Response.Redirect "CommonAspScripts/ErrorPage.asp?Errnum="& err.number &"ErrDesc=" & Err.Description
      End if
End If


If I use the same EXACT code against a SQL Server 2000 database, with a different ADO connection string it works JUST FINE.  Whatever this is, it is WEIRD.



Author Comment

ID: 13444504
Syntax error.  Never mind.  Your first piece of advice worked and now I am returning records like it's going out of style ;)



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