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Is there a timeout property for  TSQLConnection.Connected := true?

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In an app I use dbExpress and TSQLConnection to connect to a SQL Server database on a remote host.

To be able to handle possible network breaks I want to detect connection losses in the TSQLConnection-component. My app is polling the db at regular intervals and I use a try--except-construct to catch possible errors.

In a test I disconnected from the network before even starting the app.
After a long time in TSQLConnection.Connected := true I got an error like:
SQL Server Error: [DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]Either there isn't any SQL Server or access denied.
In the exception-code the app then calls a procedure ReConnectDb to keep trying to establish a connection.

Is there something like TSQLConnectionTimeOut that can speed up detection of connection loss or what can one do to handle situations like this?

The app is supposed to run at a Rescue-centre and it is a MUST to get immedate warning of problems like this

Regards
Staffan
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If I remember right it used to be 30 seconds.
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by:staffanbergbom
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But is there something you can do about to reduce that amount of time?
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Well TADOConnection has a connectionTimeout property, dont know about TSQLConnection sorry :o(
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