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WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS
value = %SSC_CONNECT(dbchannel, constring)
This function returns SSQL_NORMAL (success) or SSQL_FAILURE (failure). (i)
The intended database channel. For traditional Synergy, the range is 1 to 100 on Windows and 1 to 7 on UNIX and OpenVMS. For Synergy .NET, the range is 1 to 512, except for devices where it is 1 to 7. (n)
A connection string. This argument varies according to database and configuration, but has a maximum size of 256. (a)
%SSC_CONNECT connects to a database channel initialized by %SSC_INIT. (See Database connections for more information.)
Note that every call to %SSC_CONNECT should be paired with a call to %SSC_RELEASE, unless you use the %SSC_CMD option SSQL_KEEP_OPEN. (For information on SSQL_KEEP_OPEN, see %SSC_CMD.)
On OpenVMS, if a channel is not explicitly released with %SSC_RELEASE, the associated license will not be released. Use the logging available with the SSQLLOG environment variable to verify that there is an %SSC_RELEASE call for every %SSC_CONNECT call. For information on SSQLLOG logging, see SQL Connection logging.
For information on connect strings you can pass as constring, see Building connect strings.
If the %SSC_CMD option SSQL_KEEP_OPEN is in force, passing the number for a database channel (dbchannel) that was opened by a prior program in a program chain will cause a runtime error.
The following example uses a case statement to determine what connect string to use.
case (MY_SSQL_SYSTEM) of ;MY_SSQL_SYSTEM - user defined begincase SQLSRVR: user = "VTX12_SQLNATIVE:sa/manager" ;Do setup of connect string ORACLE: user = "VTX0_10:sa/manager" endcase else user = "sa/manager" ;Default database connection if (%ssc_connect(dbchn, user)) goto err_exit
The next example tests for a SQL Server database (SSQL_DID_SQLSRV).
user = "sa/manager" ;Default database if (%ssc_connect(dbchn, user)) ; connection goto err_exit if (%ssc_getdbid(dbchn, dbid)) ;Get the database ID goto err_exit if (dbid.eq.SSQL_DID_SQLSRV) if (%ssc_cmd(dbchn, SSQL_USEDB, "synergex")) goto err_exit