This section lists the ODBC API functions that are supported in this release.
Core Level Functions
All ODBC 3.8 core level functions listed in the following table are supported. Following each function are any limitations, restrictions, or enhancements that exist in ODBC Driver for Teradata.
|SQLAllocHandle||Allocates an environment, connection, statement, or descriptor handle.|
|SQLCloseCursor||Closes a cursor that had been opened on a statement and discards the pending results.|
|SQLColAttribute||Describes attributes of a column in the result set. Retrieving bookmark metadata on column 0 is not supported.
By default, SQLDescribeCol and SQLColAttribute return the column name instead of the Teradata column title. If an application wants the driver to return the title instead of the actual column name, then the option UseColumnNames in the ODBC Driver for Teradata options dialog must be unselected for the DSN used, or DontUseTitles option in the odbc.ini for the UNIX OS must be No.
Returning the column title instead of the actual column name might cause problems for certain applications, such as Crystal Reports, because the applications expect to see the column name and not the column title returned.
|SQLConnect||Connects to a specific driver by data source name, user ID, and password.|
|SQLCopyDesc||Copies descriptor information from one descriptor handle to another.|
|SQLEndTran||Requests a commit or rollback operation for all active operations on all statements associated with a connection depending on Completion type parameter.
SQLEndTran can also request that a commit or rollback operation be performed for all connections associated with an environment.
|SQLExtendedFetch||Fetches the specified rowset of data from the result set and returns data for all bound columns. The parameters for this API specify that rowsets can be specified at an absolute or relative position, or by bookmark.
ODBC Driver for Teradata only supports an orientation of SQL_FETCH_NEXT, and bookmarks are not supported.
|SQLFetchScroll||Fetches the specified rowset of data from the result set and returns data for all bound columns. Though the parameters for this API are Position and Orientation, the 03.00.00 or higher versions of the driver support only SQL_FETCH_NEXT, and only read-only and forward-only cursors are supported.
SQLFetchScroll can be called only while a result set exists–that is, after a call that creates a result set and before the cursor over that result set is closed.
If any columns are bound, SQLFetchScroll returns the data in those columns. If the application has specified a pointer to a row status array or a buffer in which to return the number of rows fetched, SQLFetchScroll returns this information as well.
|SQLFreeHandle||Releases an environment, connection, statement, or descriptor handle. This replaces SQLFreeEnv, SQLFreeConnect, SQLFreeStmt.|
|SQLGetConnectAttr||Returns the current setting of a connection attribute.
ODBC Driver for Teradata provides driver-specific connection attributes to retrieve Session character set, logical Host ID, and Session Number information to the application. ODBC Driver for Teradata-defined attributes provided to support the functionality include:
SQLGetConnectOption with 2.x application or SQLGetConnectAttr with 3.x application tests whether a particular connection is active or not. The option accepts the SQL_ATTR_CONNECTION_DEAD attribute also. This is an ODBC 3.51 attribute.
|SQLGetDescField||Returns the current setting or value of a single field of a descriptor record.|
|SQLGetDescRec||Returns the current settings or values of multiple fields of a descriptor record that describes the name, data type, and storage.|
|SQLGetDiagField||Returns the current value of a field of a diagnostic record associated with a handle.|
|SQLGetDiagRec||Returns the current values of a diagnostic record associated with a handle, including the SQLSTATE, the native error code, and the diagnostic message text.
SQLGetDiagRec replaced SQLError starting in ODBC 3.x.
SQLError() sometimes returns a SQLSTATE of S1000 (general error) rather than a more-specific SQLSTATE. NativeError contains the precise Teradata error code, and the ErrorMessage contains the Teradata error message. If NativeError contains -1, the error was detected in ODBC Driver for Teradata.
|SQLGetEnvAttr||Returns the current setting of an environment attribute|
|SQLGetStmtAttr||Returns the current setting of a statement attribute. A list of supported attributes is provided in DSN Tracing Attributes.|
|SQLSetConnectAttr||Sets a connection attribute to a specified value.|
|SQLSetDescField||Sets the value of a single field of a descriptor record.|
|SQLSetDescRec||Sets the values of multiple fields of a descriptor record that describes the name, data type, and storage.|
|SQLSetEnvAttr||Sets an environment attribute to a specified value.|
|SQLSetStmtAttr||Sets a statement attribute to a specified value.|