Including embedded SQL commands v16

EDB enhanced ECPG (the PostgreSQL precompiler) to create ECPGPlus. ECPGPlus allows you to include Pro*C-compatible embedded SQL commands in C applications when connected to an EDB Postgres Advanced Server database. When you use ECPGPlus to compile an application, the SQL code syntax is checked and translated into C.

ECPGPlus supports:

  • Oracle Dynamic SQL – Method 4 (ODS-M4)
  • Pro*C-compatible anonymous blocks
  • A CALL statement compatible with Oracle databases

As part of ECPGPlus's Pro*C compatibility, you don't need to include the BEGIN DECLARE SECTION and END DECLARE SECTION directives.

While most ECPGPlus statements work with community PostgreSQL, the CALL statement and the EXECUTE…END EXEC statement work only when the client application is connected to EDB Postgres Advanced Server.

introduction overview using_embedded_sql using_descriptors building_executing_dynamic_sql_statements error_handling reference conclusion

ECPGPlus overview

Provides an overview of the ECPGPlus precompiler capabilities

Installing and configuring ECPGPlus

Provides an overview of the ECPGPlus precompiler capabilities

Using embedded SQL

Provides examples for making a query and for using a cursor to process a result set

Using descriptors

Describes the process for executing SQL statements that are composed at runtime

Building and executing dynamic SQL statements

Outlines four techniques for building and executing dynamic SQL statements

Error handling

Outlines the methods for detecting and handling errors in embedded SQL code