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Delphi XE4 ADORecordset - trouble setting the active connection

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Hi, Experts.  I'm new to Delphi XE4.  I have lots of years with Delphi 5, a little with Delphi 2006, but am trying to make the leap to XE4.

I have few Delphi 2006 windows service programs that run fine.  I'm trying to create a new one in XE4, based on one of my existing Delphi 2006 programs.

One change that happened somewhere between 2006 and XE4 is the _Recordset object's _Set_ActiveConnection now takes a parameter of IDispatch instead of string.

In my ignorance, I've simply changed the string parameter to IDispatch and tried typecasting.  (Don't laugh too long.)

I've read a bit of the help file on IDispatch and that gave me no better understanding.

What I'm trying to do in this program is read an encrypted ADO connection string from an INI file, and use that to make a connection to a SQL database to get a set of records that I have to process in the timer event of my service program.

The event log gives me the Microsoft equivalent to "you can't get there from here" when the service program gets to

MyRecordSet._Set_ActiveConnection(FConnectionString);  

// FConnectionString is a typecast IDispatch of a string from reading the ini file.

I'd sure appreciate some direction on how to set the connection string for an ado connection.

Thanks.
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Sinisa Vuk earned 500 total points
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You can always create connection object and pass it to Set_ActiveConnection as is here:
aConnection := CoConnection.Create;
aConnection.Open(sConnectionString, '', '', -1);
recs.Set_ActiveConnection(aConnection);
....

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if you van to stick with string....
connStr: OleVariant;
recs: _Record;
...
connStr := 'Provider...';
recs.Set_ActiveConnection(connStr);
....

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by:bjones8888
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It seems to me like the older version of Delphi may have created the connection object "on the fly" if one wasn't specified.

In any event, I'm now successfully using a TAdoConnection object, setting its connection string, and setting Connected to True. Then I use TAdoQuery to do the record processing.

Thank you!
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