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Microsoft KB Archive/101849

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BUG: Dbcursorbind with Money Datatype May Hang Application


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft SQL Server Programmer's Toolkit, version 4.2

BUG# 8919 (4.2)


When a C function, using DB-Library (DB-Lib) cursors and doing a dbcursorbind of a money column to a C string variable, is called from a COBOL application, the application may hang (stop responding). On MS-DOS programs, if enough time is allowed to pass, the machine may restart itself. For OS/2 programs, if enough time is allowed to pass, the program may experience a general protection fault (GP fault). When the C function is called from a C program, the function works fine.


Instead of using dbcursorbind to bind the money column to a program variable, use dbcursorbing with a vartype of NOBIND on the money columns and use dbconvert to convert the data from money to string.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in DB-Library version 4.20.00. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: dblib freeze gp-fault

Keywords : kbprogramming
Issue type :
Technology : kbSQLServSearch kbAudDeveloper kbSQLServPTK420

Last Reviewed: March 18, 1999
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