[Mono-list] Informix and ODBC

Glen Ford glen.ford at spinvox.com
Tue Dec 12 09:29:05 EST 2006

FYI - we got parameters working by specifying size, if you leave the 
provider to do it fails, but supplying a size works.

Also found that you cannot return NULL's on (x)VARCHAR and TEXT fields 
and have to use nvl to convert in SQL to an alternative value.



Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>> Yes we are aware of the parameter issue.  At the moment we are not
>> using parameters.
>> The biggest problem for us at the moment is Unicode characters - one
>> character works but as soon as a second is added to a statement it
>> generates an exception, and looking at the ODBC code it says it doesn't
>> support it :(
> Ugh,  the Mono ODBC provider doesn't do so many things....
> We are also an Informix/LINUX shop;  currently we are getting by using  
> the ODBC driver but it isn't very pretty.
> Anyone been able to do anything with BLOBs on Informix via ODBC?
>> We cannot run under Windows as our env is Linux, we have been running
>> under Mono for several months but now have had to move from Postgres to
>> Informix hence the need for ODBC.
> I hear DB2 is nice. :)
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