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Overview
When defining the connections in the data model editor or when defining the connections by programming, you have the ability to specifier the optional connection information.
In the data model editor, this information is typed in the connection description, "Advanced" tab.
By programming, this extended information is configured:
This information is defined via the following keywords.
Caution: This help page only presents the optional connection information available for the Native Connectors (also called Native Access) and for OLE DB.
Remark: From version 19, HFSQL is the new name of HyperFileSQL.
List of keywords
KeywordDescription
ANSI_NULLSSpecifies the behavior, compatible with ISO, of the Equal to (=) and Different from (< >) operators when they are used with Null values.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Forces the parameter to FALSE on the server
  • 1: Forces the parameter to TRUE on the server
  • Not specified: Uses the current configuration of the server
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server Connectors (SQLnCLI version and DBLib version).
ANSI_PADDINGChecks the mode for storing in the column the values whose length is less than the size defined for the column and the values containing space characters on the right for the char, varchar, binary and varbinary data
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Forces the parameter to OFF
  • 1: Forces the parameter to ON
  • Not specified: Uses the current configuration of the server
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server Connectors (SQLnCLI version and DBLib version).
ANSI_WARNINGSSpecifies whether the behavior in accordance with the ISO standard must be respected for several error conditions.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Forces the parameter to OFF
  • 1: Forces the parameter to ON
  • Not specified: Uses the current configuration of the server
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server Connectors (SQLnCLI version and DBLib version).
ARITHABORTStops a query when a capacity overflow or a division by zero occurs during its execution.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Forces the parameter to OFF
  • 1: Forces the parameter to ON
  • Not specified: Uses the current configuration of the server
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Sybase and SQL Server Connectors (SQLnCLI and DBLib versions).
CHARSETDefines the charset during the call to dbsetlname.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Sybase Connector only.
Client FlagSee the documentation about MySQL (keyword = 'mysql_real_connect') for more details.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL Connector.
CONCAT_NULL_YIELDS_NULLDefines whether the concatenation results are considered as being null values or empty strings.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Forces the parameter to OFF
  • 1: Forces the parameter to ON
  • Not specified: Uses the current configuration of the server
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server Connectors (SQLnCLI version and DBLib version).
DTSUsed to specify whether the distributed transactions must be used or not.
  • If "DTS = 0", the management of distributed transactions is disabled.
  • If "DTS = 1" (default value), the management of distributed transactions is enabled.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Oracle Connector only.
Initial CatalogName of database that will be used on the data source.
File NameName of the UDL file used to establish a connection via OLE DB.
To create a UDL file:
  1. Create a text file whose extension is "UDL".
  2. Double-click this file. The window for the properties of the data links is opened.
  3. Configure the connection.
  4. Run the test of the connection.
  5. Validate ("OK" button). The UDL file can now be used.
Note: This method is not recommended. Indeed, the OLE DB access is using the connection information to avoid the limits implemented by some providers.
OLE DB This keyword is supported by OLE DB.
MODELOCKAllows you to specify the type of lock used in the SQLxxx functions.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) SQL Server, Sybase:
  • SQLLock(Table) is using TABLOCKX by default.
    Example: MODELOCK = TABLOCKX
    SELECT * FROM MyTable WITH (TABLOCKX)
  • SQLLock(qry) is using UPDLOCK by default. Example:
    SELECT * FROM MyTable WITH (UPDLOCK) WHERE MyItm>2 ORDER BY MyItm
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Oracle:
  • SQLLock(Table) is using the "EXCLUSIVE" mode by default. Example: MODELOCK = EXCLUSIVE
    LOCK TABLE MyTable IN EXCLUSIVE MODE NOWAIT
  • SQLLock(qry) adds "FOR UPDATE" to the query (cannot be configured)
NLS_DATE_FORMATIf this keyword is specified, the Native Connector runs the following query when opening the connection:
ALTER SESSION SET NLS_DATE_FORMAT = format
This format does not concern the consultation of Oracle columns by WLanguage but the date conversions performed by the Oracle engine itself. For example, when running a query containing TO_CHAR of a date
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Oracle Connector only.
NUMERIC_ROUNDABORTSpecifies the level of gravity for the error when a rounding operation performed in an expression triggers a loss of precision.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Forces the parameter to OFF
  • 1: Forces the parameter to ON
  • Not specified: Uses the current configuration of the server
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server Connector (SQLnCLI version and DBLib version).
OLDDATEFORMATModifies the return format of the date values in the SQLxxx functions in order to be compatible with the format of the Native Connectors of WINDEV 5.5.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: (default value) Date format supported by HFSQL.
  • 1: Format of dates compatible with the Native Connectors of WINDEV 5.5.
This keyword is supported by:
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) SQL Server (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.CCC)
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Sybase (YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.CCC)
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Oracle (DD-MM-YYYY HH24:MI:SS)
PREFETCHMEMORYSize of the memory in bytes (corresponds to the OCI_ATTR_PREFETCH_MEMORY parameter of OCI_HTYPE_STMT).
The default value is 10485760 (=10 MB).
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Oracle Connector only.
PREFETCHROWNumber of rows in the prefetch (corresponds to the OCI_ATTR_PREFETCH_ROWS parameter of OCI_HTYPE_STMT).
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Disables the management of prefetch
  • Default value: 1000
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Oracle Connector only.
QUOTED_IDENTIFIERForces SQL Server to follow the ISO rules regarding the quotes that delimit the identifiers and the literal strings. The identifiers between double quotes can be reserved Transact-SQL keywords or they can contain characters not allowed in the conventions of Transact-SQL syntax regarding the identifiers.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: Forces the parameter to OFF
  • 1: Forces the parameter to ON
  • Not specified: Uses the current configuration of the server
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Sybase and SQL Server Connectors (SQLnCLI and DBLib versions).
Server PortServer port.
See the documentation about MySQL (keyword = 'mysql_real_connect') for more details.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL and PostgreSQL Connectors.
Versions 18 and later
SSL CA
New in version 18
SSL CA
SSL CA
Name (and path) of certification authority file.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL Connector and Native PostgreSQL Connector.
Versions 18 and later
SSL CAPath
New in version 18
SSL CAPath
SSL CAPath
Name (and path) of directory that contains the SSL CA certificate in PEM format.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL Connector.
Versions 18 and later
SSL Cert
New in version 18
SSL Cert
SSL Cert
Name (and path) of certificate file.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL Connector and Native PostgreSQL Connector.
Versions 18 and later
SSL Cipher
New in version 18
SSL Cipher
SSL Cipher
List of "ciphers" allowed during the SSL encryption.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL Connector.
Versions 18 and later
SSL CRL
New in version 18
SSL CRL
SSL CRL
List of revoked certificates (CRL = Certificate Revocation List).
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native PostgreSQL Connector.
Versions 18 and later
SSL Key
New in version 18
SSL Key
SSL Key
Name (and path) of the key file.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL Connector and Native PostgreSQL Connector.
Versions 18 and later
SSL Mode
New in version 18
SSL Mode
SSL Mode
SSL connection mode:
  • allow: Try a non-SSL connection then a SSL connection in case of failure.
  • disable: Disable the SSL on the connection.
  • prefer (default mode): Try a SSL connection then a non-SSL connection in case of failure.
  • require: Force the SSL on the connection. If the certificate file of certification authority is supplied, check the server certificate.
  • verify-ca: Force the SSL on the connection and check the server certificate.
  • verify-full: Force the SSL on the connection and check whether the server name corresponds to the certificate.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native PostgreSQL Connector.
Versions 21 and later
TRANS_NO_NEW_SESSION
New in version 21
TRANS_NO_NEW_SESSION
TRANS_NO_NEW_SESSION
Management of new sessions when starting a transaction.
If this keyword is set to 1, no new session will be created when starting a transaction. This option allows you to use the temporary tables created per session.
This option can also impact the use of nested transactions.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server Connector via SQLnCli OLEDB.
Unix SocketSee the documentation about MySQL (keyword = 'mysql_real_connect') for more details.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native MySQL Connector.
UNUSEDPROCESSESMaximum number of unused processes (3 by default) stored in cache in a WLanguage connection on SQL Server.
In the Native SQL Server and Sybase Connectors, unused processes (and their connections) are stored in a cache in order to speed up the execution of a new query
Reminder: Creating a process and its connection is a long operation.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Sybase and SQL Server Connectors (DBLib version only).
USECOUNTKeyword specific to the SQLxxx functions.
The possible values are as follows:
  • 0: (default value): the result of the query is browsed for counting.
  • 1: Uses a query of query (SELECT COUNT FROM ...) to count the number of records in the queries run by the SQLxxx functions
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Sybase and SQL Server Connectors (SQLnCLI and DBLib versions).
WD Cache SizeSize of the cache for retrieving the records returned by a query.
For the Native MySQL Connector and the Native PostgreSQL Connector, it is used to specify the size of the cache in the optional information of the connection. If this parameter is specified, the setting defined by ..CtCacheSize is ignored.
For the Native SQL Server Connector via SQLnCli, defines the number of records that must be read at once by a server cursor. This value is set to 100 by default.
The possible values are as follows:
  • -2: Default value of the Native Connector or client layer (100 in most cases)
  • -1: All the records are placed in the cache.
This keyword is supported by:
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Native Sybase, SQL Server (SQLnCli) and PostgreSQL Connectors.
  • OLE DB OLE DB.
Versions 17 and later
WD CLIENT LIBRARY
New in version 17
WD CLIENT LIBRARY
WD CLIENT LIBRARY
Specifies the DLL of the client layer that must be used for the Native Progress Connector.
Example:
"WD CLIENT LIBRARY= C:\Program Files (x86)\Progress\OpenEdge\bin\pgoe1023.dll"
If this keyword is used, the content of the WDPRGS.INI file is ignored.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Progress Connector.
WD CLIENT VERSIONSpecifies the version number of the client layer to use.
This keyword is supported by:
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) SQL Server SQLnCLI: The possible values are as follows:
    • 2000: Uses the SQLOLEDB client layer (supplied with SQL Server 2005)
    • 2005: Uses the SQLnCli client layer (supplied with SQL Server 2005)
    • 2008: Uses the SQLnCli10 client layer (supplied with SQL Server 2008)
    • Versions 18 and later
      2012: Forces the use of the SQLnCli12 client layer (supplied with SQL Server 2012)
      New in version 18
      2012: Forces the use of the SQLnCli12 client layer (supplied with SQL Server 2012)
      2012: Forces the use of the SQLnCli12 client layer (supplied with SQL Server 2012)
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Oracle: The possible values are as follows:
    • 7: Forces the use of the Oracle 7 client layer (ociw32.dll)
    • 8: Uses the Oracle 8 (and later) client layer (oci.dll)
WD Connection TimeoutDefines the maximum timeout (in seconds) for establishing the connection (connection timeout).
The possible values are as follows:
  • -1: Default value of the client layer (30 seconds in most cases)
  • 0: No timeout (infinite wait)
  • value greater than 0: Timeout value in seconds
This keyword is supported by:
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Native Sybase, SQL Server (DBLib and SQLnCli) and PostgreSQL Connectors.
  • OLE DB OLE DB.
WD Command TimeoutDefines the maximum timeout (in seconds) for running a command (command timeout).
The possible values are as follows:
  • -1: Default value of the client layer (30 seconds in most cases)
  • 0: No timeout. In this case, there is an endless wait (caution: the application may be locked).
  • value greater than 0: Timeout value in seconds
This keyword is supported by:
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Native Sybase, SQL Server (DBLib and SQLnCli) and PostgreSQL Connectors.
  • OLE DB OLE DB.
WD Cursor LocationIn most cases, the default cursor is the fastest. It corresponds to the "default result set" of the SQL Server documentation.
You have the ability to specify specific cursors:
  • "WD Cursor Location = CLIENT" allows you to request the use of a client cursor for all the browse operations performed on this connection.
  • "WD Cursor Location = SERVER" allows you to request the use of a server cursor for all the browse operations performed on this connection. The type of the server cursors used is FAST_FORWARD. See the documentation about SQL Server for more details.
This type of cursor can be used to:
  • Limit the resources reserved on the server during the browse operations.
  • Limit the number of connections opened by the Native Connector to manage the multiple browses in parallel.
Caution:
  • In most cases, the browses performed with the server cursors are slower than the browses performed in default mode.
  • The server cursors may not be compatible with some types of queries.
  • The performances are affected by the size of the cache.
Note: The server cursors are automatically used when a connection is in transaction.
This keyword is supported by:
  • Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Native SQL Server Connector (SQLnCli).
  • OLE DB OLE DB.
WD Lock TimeoutDefines the maximum timeout (in seconds) for implementing a lock (lock timeout).
The possible values are as follows:
  • -2: Immediate response (is using NOWAIT on Oracle)
  • -1: Default value (30 seconds in most cases)
  • 0: No timeout (infinite wait)
  • value greater than 0: Timeout value in seconds
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server (DBLib version and SQLnCli version) and Oracle Connectors (only value -2).
WD RECORD LOCKUsed to specify whether the management of locks is enabled (or not) on the connection.
  • If "WD RECORD LOCK = WITH (NOLOCK)", the management of locks is disabled on the connection. In this case, the Native Connector adds "WITH (NOLOCK)" into all generated SELECT queries. Therefore, the selected records are not locked.
  • If this option is not specified (default case), the management of locks is enabled on the connection. All the selected records are automatically locked.
Caution: "WD RECORD LOCK = WITH (NOLOCK)" is not used by default. Indeed, this option must be used with great care: the value of the records read may not correspond to the real value (if this value was recently modified by another computer for example).
cntProgress..ExtendedInfo = ...
"PORT=2800;" + ...
"WD RECORD LOCK = WITH (NOLOCK);" + ...
"WD CLIENT LIBRARY= C:\...\pgoe1022.dll"
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Progress Connector.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) Special cases:
  • Sybase: The default value is "NOHOLDLOCK".
  • SQL Server via OLEDB: The default value is "WITH (NOLOCK)".
For all other Native Connectors, the default value is empty (including the SQL Server connector via ODBC).
Versions 17 and later
WD SESSION MODE
New in version 17
WD SESSION MODE
WD SESSION MODE
This value is an integer, result of a combination (BinaryOr) of the following values:
  • OCI_SYSDBA=2
  • OCI_SYSOPER=4
  • OCI_PRELIM_AUTH=8
For example, to connect as SYSDBA, you must use "WD SESSION MODE=2"
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native Oracle Connector.
WD Unicode SupportUsed to specify whether the management of the Unicode format is enabled (or not) on the connection.
If "WD Unicode Support = 0", the management of the Unicode format is disabled on the connection. All the values will be converted (if necessary) by the server into the default character set. In this case, the performance is improved but the Unicode items are not supported.
If "WD Unicode Support = 1" (default value), the management of the Unicode format is enabled on the connection. All the exchanges with the server will be performed in Unicode. The possible conversions are managed by the native connector.
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) This keyword is supported by the Native SQL Server (SQLnCli version), MySQL and PostgreSQL Connectors.
Versions 18 and later
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) The optional information is now supported for the Native AS/400 Connector (see the documentation about the Native AS/400 Connector for more details):
  • ASP
  • AUTOJOURNAL
  • CACHERECORDS
  • CACHETIMEOUT
  • CACHETIMEOUTKEY
  • CCSID
  • LOCALCP
  • CODEPAGEFILE
  • CONNECTION TIMEOUT
  • COMMAND TIMEOUT
  • DATETYPE
  • TIMETYPE
  • DRVOPTIMISTIC
  • EIM_LOOKUP_INFO
  • EXTRAIDX
  • FIELDNAMES_MUST_MATCH
  • FORCELIBL
  • HFMAXKEY
  • IGNORE_EMPTY_EXTINFO
  • IMPORT_DFT
  • IMPORT_SELOMIT
  • LITERALCASE
  • LEADINGSPACES
  • ONLYSHORTFIELDNAMES
  • PGNAME
  • SQLNAMING
  • SSL
  • SSL_INTF
  • SSL_CAFILE
  • SSL_CAPATH
  • STRICTIDENTICAL
  • SQLFULLPRECISION
  • SQLHPOS
  • TCP_VERSION
  • TCPIP_FATAL
  • TIMEOUTNOTIF
  • USER_CERT_FILE
  • USER_CERT_PKEY_FILE
  • USER_CERT_PASSPHRASE
New in version 18
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) The optional information is now supported for the Native AS/400 Connector (see the documentation about the Native AS/400 Connector for more details):
  • ASP
  • AUTOJOURNAL
  • CACHERECORDS
  • CACHETIMEOUT
  • CACHETIMEOUTKEY
  • CCSID
  • LOCALCP
  • CODEPAGEFILE
  • CONNECTION TIMEOUT
  • COMMAND TIMEOUT
  • DATETYPE
  • TIMETYPE
  • DRVOPTIMISTIC
  • EIM_LOOKUP_INFO
  • EXTRAIDX
  • FIELDNAMES_MUST_MATCH
  • FORCELIBL
  • HFMAXKEY
  • IGNORE_EMPTY_EXTINFO
  • IMPORT_DFT
  • IMPORT_SELOMIT
  • LITERALCASE
  • LEADINGSPACES
  • ONLYSHORTFIELDNAMES
  • PGNAME
  • SQLNAMING
  • SSL
  • SSL_INTF
  • SSL_CAFILE
  • SSL_CAPATH
  • STRICTIDENTICAL
  • SQLFULLPRECISION
  • SQLHPOS
  • TCP_VERSION
  • TCPIP_FATAL
  • TIMEOUTNOTIF
  • USER_CERT_FILE
  • USER_CERT_PKEY_FILE
  • USER_CERT_PASSPHRASE
Native Connectors (Native Accesses) The optional information is now supported for the Native AS/400 Connector (see the documentation about the Native AS/400 Connector for more details):
  • ASP
  • AUTOJOURNAL
  • CACHERECORDS
  • CACHETIMEOUT
  • CACHETIMEOUTKEY
  • CCSID
  • LOCALCP
  • CODEPAGEFILE
  • CONNECTION TIMEOUT
  • COMMAND TIMEOUT
  • DATETYPE
  • TIMETYPE
  • DRVOPTIMISTIC
  • EIM_LOOKUP_INFO
  • EXTRAIDX
  • FIELDNAMES_MUST_MATCH
  • FORCELIBL
  • HFMAXKEY
  • IGNORE_EMPTY_EXTINFO
  • IMPORT_DFT
  • IMPORT_SELOMIT
  • LITERALCASE
  • LEADINGSPACES
  • ONLYSHORTFIELDNAMES
  • PGNAME
  • SQLNAMING
  • SSL
  • SSL_INTF
  • SSL_CAFILE
  • SSL_CAPATH
  • STRICTIDENTICAL
  • SQLFULLPRECISION
  • SQLHPOS
  • TCP_VERSION
  • TCPIP_FATAL
  • TIMEOUTNOTIF
  • USER_CERT_FILE
  • USER_CERT_PKEY_FILE
  • USER_CERT_PASSPHRASE
Minimum version required
  • Version 16
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