Using the XSQLDA_LENGTH Macro

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The ibase.h header file defines a macro, XSQLDA_LENGTH, to calculate the number of bytes that must be allocated for an input or output XSQLDA. XSQLDA_LENGTH is defined as follows:

#define XSQLDA_LENGTH (n) (sizeof (XSQLDA) + (n – 1) * sizeof(XSQLVAR))

<n> is the number of parameters in a statement string, or the number of select-list items returned from a query. For example, the following C statement uses the XSQLDA_LENGTH macro to specify how much memory to allocate for an XSQLDA with 5 parameters or return items:

XSQLDA *my_xsqlda;
. . .
my_xsqlda = (XSQLDA *)malloc(XSQLDA_LENGTH(5));
. . .

For more information about using the XSQLDA_LENGTH macro, see DSQL Programming Methods.

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