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This is the README for ODBC QueryTool ===================================== This ODBC Query tool is meant to be used against ODBC datasources. It's primary purpose was to test various SQL commands againt an ODBC connection instead of an Oracle OCI connection. This was needed because 1) Specific ODBC SQL could be tested like "{ oj ... }" outer join syntax 2) Specific escape sequences could be testen like "{ fn ...}" syntax 3) General proof that a command does work against an ODBC connection 4) General proof that the ODBC connection does work More general: nowdays every database tend to come with it's own administration and query tools, which means that a user has to have knowledge of all seperate tools and interfaces. This tool provides 1 (one) interface for a general ODBC database, so that a user only needs one tool to learn. The downside of this choice is that the more sophisticated administration tasks cannot be administred right away other than by typing SQL. There are no fancy dialogs to administer database dependent objects like stored procs and such. The good thing about this is that the user gets to know their database pretty well. HISTORY ======= Version 1.2.1 (Build: 179) -------------------------- - Fixed bugs in SQLPrimaryKey - Fixed bugs in SQLForeignKey - Fixed leaking of database cursors Version 1.2.0 (Build: 178) -------------------------- - Port to Visual Studio 2013 (With MBCS option pack!!) - Higher stability of the SQL Query results - Support for the datatypes DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP - Mutable SQLDataSet with autmatic insert/update/delete - XML Export of the dataset -> In order to be able to export query results to XML. Can now be added to this program at last. - Support for the following databases vendors: - Oracle - IBM Informix - Microsoft SQL-Server - Microsoft MS-Access - PostgreSQL - Firebird - Generic ODBC typed databases - Plugin Database-part in directory "Database" in the source tree - The database part of the program is now under the MIT license Version 1.0.5 (Build: 35) - Resolved a issue for databases with fractions in the second field of timestamp types. The fractions where not correctly calculated and concatenated to the seconds-field without an intermediate '.' sign. All fractional parts are part of a second (1 nanosecond) See the ODBC documentation from Microsoft for this. This means there is a another bug in the ODBC driver from Oracle !! - Port to Visual Studio 2010. Version 1.0.4. (Build: 34) - Solution for some XP computers giving streaming-errors at startup. Due to incorrect optimalisation settings in some source files in the project and a MSVCRT dependency in the installer. - This is a servicepack for the retracted 1.0.3 version Version 1.0.3 (build: 33) - Recurse to Windows Version 5.xx in Stdafx.h because of support problems with Windows-XP (fonts and SHGetFolderPath) Tested on XP-Mode in 32 bits mode, and works fine Version 1.0.2 (build: 32) - New routine to do the discovery of %APPDATA% - Fonts of connection dialog and query result grid can be chosen Misfits on some XP machines to fonts smaller than 4 px Make your choise at the menu "Text / Permanent settings / Query setttings" Version 1.0.1 (build: 31) - use "#define OQT_SAVE_PASSWORD" to save passwords in a build. - Ini's with current connections will be saved to "%APP_DATA%\EDO\OpenODBCQuerytool\ODBC_querytool.ini" Will work for Windows-XP / Vista / W7 On Vista/W7 it will be saved in the roaming profile. - Update on the helpfile. Slightly more documentation :-) Version 1.0 (build: 30) - Find Repaired for multilines - Save-as feature crash after "CTRL-S" combination fixed - SQL-Server features repaired. Querytool runs on 1 cursor only. - Stable release after multi tests - Stable release works for Oracle 9/10/11; IBM-Informix 9/11; SQL-Server 2005 and higher - True 64Bits and 32Bits implementations Version 0.78 (build: 29) - Find&Replace did crash in the find. Replace alsoo didn't work as a result of the reworking in the regexp class. Both are fixed. Searching and replacing now works fine again. Version 0.77 (build: 28) - Fixed problem of empty query. If a query returns no result, there was no header line in the output view pane. This is now solved. If a query returns no lines, the output query view still shows the names of the queried fields. Version 0.76 (build: 27) - Fixed problem in repeat script. Grids will no longer grow, so measured times are linear to tested SQL commands. Version 0.75 (build: 26) - New feature: script elements to do performance testing :repeat command to repeatedly perform the same SQL - New feature: command line /CONNECT feature. See script_syntax.sql Allows for scripts to run from the command line - Fixed problem with DML under Informix 3.50 driver in case of zero (0) affected rows in an insert/update/delete statement Version 0.74 (build: 25) - Fixed problem in SQL-Server without MARS option. Could not have more than one recordset open at any one time. - Fixed problem with info discovery on combination of databases Now works fine for INFORMIX/ORACLE/MS-ACCESS/MS-SQLServer/ Firebird/MySQL etc. Version 0.73 (Build: 24) - Fixed alphanumeric sort of ODBC and RDBMS keywords in the Info tree - Saving of datasources and connections now works under MS-Vista and also under non-local-adminstration accounts on Windows XP - Weakly coded passwords are removed from the ini file under production builds. Users must now always provide a password. C++ Programmers can re-enable this as a debug build feature by defining the "OQT_SAVE_PASSWORD" macro in "OpenEditorApp.h" But mind you: debug builds only. Not on production builds! Version 0.72 (build: 23) - Fixed: Object discovery did not work in MS-Access (Jet engine 4.x) object names cannot be passed as a empty string to the ODBC driver but must be passed as NULL pointers if SQL_ATTR_METADATA_ID does not work - New feature: Port and test to MS-Vista. Added WideMessageBox for message-box redemption under Vista! Version 0.71 (build: 22) - New feature to test SQLGetData for incoming piecewise interface of large SQL_C_CHAR and SQL_C_BINARY fields Version 0.70 (build: 21) - Fixed bug in freeing ODBC statement handles - Fixed bug in HDBC error handling - Fixed bug in more than 32 digits fraction in SQL_NUMERIC Version 0.69 (build: 20) - Fixed memory bugs in HistoryLines - Added script support for testing of ODBC drivers See "script_syntax.txt" - Added the SQLVariant class to cache values from an ODBC driver - Rewrote the "Recordset.cpp" to use SQLVariant for columns - Fixed serveral minor bugs in DBInfo in the use of SQLGetInfo - Fixed recordset to use the SQLParamData/SQLPutData for the SQL_AT_EXEC piecewise inserts. Version 0.68 - Fixed diverse SQL info functions (SQLTables etc) Version 0.67 - Fixed the parsing of strings in SQL statements "" '' -> embedded quotes within strings, especially when spread over more than one (1) line. Such as in: INSERT INTO table1 values (23,'this is a long ''string with embedded'' quotes in it '); Version 0.66 - Changed workbookbar under query tekst windows -> Bar replaced to the top of the documents -> Bar is a now TabControl - Fixed the bug that an update in the grid of the primary key did not warn the user that it's illegal!! The user is not only warned, but the original value is restored alsoo. Version 0.65 - Changed ODBC driver report to a full print of the ODBC Info tree so the report looks the same as on screen. The tree-level is printed as 4 spaces instead of the treeview's lines. Version 0.64 - Added: It is now posssible to edit the results grid of a query if all parts of the primary key, or in the absence of a primary key of the first found unique key are present, editted results wil be updated to the underlying table. This feature is alsoo known as "The Marco Brattinga option" After each successful edit the name of the key is reflected in the message zone. Version 0.63 - Added a text report on ODBC capabilities. Accesible via the main menu under "Session / ODBC Report" after a successful login. (CTRL-Q, R) - Added text report output from grid (extra button on query-grid) - Added: Meta types in the ODBC Info-tree under 'Database'. - Added: Extra logon with details. See button "Detail" at logon and the extra menu entry under 'Session / Session status" - Extra logon attributes ODBC standard specific - Extra logon attributes driver specific - ODBC tracing on/off - ODBC tracing file settings - ODBC Translation library and option - Transaction isolation - ODBC Cursor library - Quiet mode - Auto commit on/off - Dead-connection detection - Connection read-only settings - Metadata ID settings - Auto IPD for SQL Server - Network packet size - Connection timeout - Login timeout - Login via *.dsn file - Recording of succesful login via *.dsn file Version 0.62 - Help is on the way! A On-line CHM is beeing written. - Completed the SQLInfo tree. Added Type conversions / All statement info Take care: Some newer info (odbc 3.x) are unreliable on older databases (Informix/Oracle) Obviously these databases can do grant/revoke but it is not reported!? - Renamed the tab 'Table' to 'Object' because it alsoo reports procedures and views - Added 'Native SQL' command (F9) on a SQL statement shows how the ODBC driver would translate '{' escape sequences to native database SQL. Alsoo on the main menu under 'Script / Native SQL'. eg: "{fn LEFT (string,3)}" is translated "SUBSTR(string,1,3)" on Oracle, and "{fn RIGHT(string,3)}" is translated "SUBSTR(string, -3)" - Added the capability to search for object types in the object pane/tab syntax: "[<Type>:][<Catalog>.][<Schema>.][<Table>]" <Type> can be one of: - T : Search for a real table e.g: "T:persons" - V : Search for a real view e.g: "V:persons_with_contract" - C : Search for a catalog table : "C:syscolumns" - S : Search for a synonym : "S:persons_in_other_database" - A : Search for an alias : "A:persons_in_other_database" - A combination of the above : "TVS:clients" - nothing: searching for all types. <Catalog> can be one of: - A name of a catalog : "lin6rnd4.mdba.ibs_sc" - A search pattern : "%.mdba.ibs_sc" (not supported on all databases) - nothing: Searching in the current catalog <Schema> can be one of - A name of an user or schema : "mdba.ibs_sc" - A search pattern : "%.ibs_sc" (not supported on all databases) - nothing: searching in the schema of the current logged in user in all schema's depending on the implementation of the database driver. <Table> can be one of - A name of a table or view : "ibs_sc" - A search pattern : "mbs%" (not supported on all databases) - ALL database must support the special search pattern "%" - A name of a procedure : "ibs_sc_ins_proc" - The special search pattern for ALL procedures "*" REMARK: Some databases allow more complex patterns like: "%.my%", meaning: all tables from all owners in the database for which the names begins with 'my'. Databases allowing this are PostgreSQL and Firebird. BEWARE: Although the ODBC standard states that drivers must be able to search on table-types in a 'comma-separated way', this is mostly not the case. Most drivers can only search on simple 'T'able and 'V'iew type only! Even though the returned capabilities indicate otherwise! (Oracle/Interbase/MSSQLServer) Version 0.61 - bug 10: removed memory leak from display of datatypes in PostgreSQL (duplicate names) - bug 11: Incorrect info (grant/revoke/drop) corrected - Improved datatype info - Improved supported SQL info Version 0.60 - Implemented info on Procedures. Info for the procedure and the procedure columns (parameters, output values, return values) are displayed in the object tree NB: This fails for some ODBC drivers. eg: Informix does not support these functions, while SQLGetFunctions reports that it is supported Version 0.59 - Added much more supported for ODBC tree and supported features Namly info on - supported ODBC escape sequences and functions - supported create schema/table/view options - aggregate functions - outer join features - usage of the catalog naming methods - Added status line info for long retreval of table info - Added object naming logic in the table discovery window. End user can write something like "catalog.schema.table" and the application will use the ODBCGetInfo to make a database specific qualifier Informix => catalog:schema.table Oracle => SCHEMA.TABLE@CATALOG Version 0.58 - Added database naming method. For databases that do not report their databasename correctly via the SQLGetInfo method, but by a rdbms specific method (Oracle!) - Added supported ODBC function calls in the ODBC tree. - For the ODBC 1.x and 2.x support of SQLGetFunctions (array of 100 ints) - For the ODBC 3.x support of SQLGetFunctions (4000 bits) - Added support for case-specific catalogs for databases that do not correctly implement the SQL_ATTR_METADTA_ID method of SQLTables/SQLColumns etc. For these databases (Firebird/InterBase) SQL_IDENTIFIER_CASE of SQLGetInfo is used to determine wheter the catalog stores in Upper or Lower case. NB: There are two more methods (MIXED and SENSITIVE). If neither SQL_ATTR_METADATA_ID and SQL_IDENTIFIER_CASE is supported to upper/lower than the extraction of metadata is a 'best guess' on basis of user-input. Version 0.57 - Added a Table object-info window with ODBC info about a table (Columns, Primary/Foreign keys, Columns, Indici, Referenced by other tables, special columns, Statistics) - Table can be queried by F12 from within a script - Added a file filter for the explorer tree. Filters are extensions. e.g.: Fill in 'sql' and only *.sql files will be displayed in the tree Version 0.56 - 3: Fixed: Crash problem with empty 'last-login' list - 4: Fixed: Crash problem with scrolling in 'last-login' list - 5: Fixed: Delete ODBC connection from connect list is 'strange' (needed refresh of list) - 6: Fixed: Try to open a non-existing file must give messagebox i.e. Exception thrown - 7: Fixed: Bug in STL of ConnectionDialog - 8: Create a stored procedure does not work. This was mainly because all text ran on one line it now parses all newlines correctly and preserves white space. - 9: Run ODBC SQL command from selected text does not work. Selected text now has precedence over SQL text parsing. Works now alsoo in other database engines than Oracle alone. - SQL Query terminator (default '/') on the properties page 'Text / Permanent settings / SQL settings' A query gets terminated with this terminator and then executed. - Added newer CLI conformance codes to "ODBC panel" Oracle 8/9 now displays correctly! Version 0.55 - 2: Fixed: Script does not run beyond the fysical screen! - Statistics/Output cleaned on each run/run-next cycle Version 0.54 - Max prefetch lines for grid on extra properties page 'Text / Permanent settings / SQL settings' Version 0.52 - 1: Fixed the ' Vincent' bug of an extra space Version 0.50 - Cloned the OpenEditor project - Added ODBC database control - Added everything needed for a query tool - Connection dialog - Connection toolbar - Chris Maunder Grid - Query result grid - Statistics result grid - Output results grid for batch processing - History results grid - Excel export - HTML export
Source: readme.txt, updated 2015-01-10