(odbx_t* handle, unsigned int option, void* value);
Changes the value of the specified option in the backend module or the native database library associated to handle by odbx_init(). Before trying to set an option, it should be tested with odbx_get_option() first to ensure that it is supported by the backend. Almost all options need to be set before connecting to the database server using odbx_bind() to take any effect.
The first parameter
handle is the connection object created and returned by odbx_init() which becomes invalid as soon as it was supplied to odbx_finish().
There are several
option values defined as named constants in the odbx.h header file. The available options whose values can be changed are:
Use encryption to transmit all data securely over the network via SSL or TLS. This option can be set to
ODBX_TLS_NEVER(the default value) to prevent encrpytion,
ODBX_TLS_ALWAYSto enforce encryption and to fail if it can't be used between the client library and the server or
ODBX_TLS_TRYto use encryption if possible with the option to fall back to a connection which isn't encrypted.
Enables the database server to accept multiple statements in one query string sent via odbx_query() if the value of value is set to
ODBX_ENABLE. Although, it might be possible to disable it by setting it to
All database servers and client libraries are able to transfer the records row by row. Some of them can also transfer multiple rows or even all at once to minimize server load, network traffic and latency. The downside of this is an increased memory consumption. If paged results are supported by the backend, passing positive values will fetch the specified number of records at once from the database server. The value of zero ("0") is special in this case because it asks the backend module to retrieve all records at once
Enable compressed network traffic between database client and server. This can maximize the throughput if the network is the bottleneck. Pass an integer variable with
ODBX_ENABLEto enable compression or with
ODBX_DISABLEto disable it for this connection
Some database servers support different modes of operation, e.g. modes for compliance to other SQL implementations or completely different query languages. This option is available since OpenDBX 1.1.4.
valuemust point to a zero terminated string and for a detailed description of the MySQL modes look at their website
If not stated otherwise, the type of the variable passed to the third parameter
value must be an integer pointer. Its values should be in the range specified by the option being changed.
ODBX_ERR_SUCCESS, or an error code whose value is less than zero if one of the operations couldn't be completed successfully. Possible error codes are listed in the error section and they can be feed to odbx_error() and odbx_error_type() to get further details.
One of the supplied parameters is invalid or is NULL and this isn't allowed in the used backend module or in the native database client library
The value passed to the
optionparameter isn't one of the values listed in this manual. The content of
valueremains unchanged if this error occurs
The option isn't intended for being changed and could only be read via odbx_get_option()
Setting the option failed for various reasons. It's most likely that the value passed via
valuedidn't match the range of values expected by the backend or the native database library
odbx_bind(), odbx_error(), odbx_get_option()