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IsolationLevel and Mode Properties Example (VC++)

This example uses the Mode property to open an exclusive connection, and the IsolationLevel property to open a transaction that is conducted in isolation of other transactions.

// BeginIsolationLevelCpp.cpp
// compile with: /EHsc
#import "msado15.dll" no_namespace rename("EOF","EndOfFile")

#include <ole2.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <conio.h>
#include "icrsint.h"

// This class extracts titles and type from Title table
class CTitleRs : public CADORecordBinding {

   // Column title is the 2nd field in the table
    ADO_VARIABLE_LENGTH_ENTRY2(2, adVarChar, m_szau_Title, sizeof(m_szau_Title), lau_TitleStatus, FALSE)

   // Column type is the 3rd field in the table
   ADO_VARIABLE_LENGTH_ENTRY2(3, adVarChar, m_szau_Type, sizeof(m_szau_Type), lau_TypeStatus, TRUE)

   CHAR m_szau_Title[81];
   ULONG lau_TitleStatus;
   CHAR m_szau_Type[13];
   ULONG lau_TypeStatus;

// Function Declarations
inline void TESTHR(HRESULT x) { if FAILED(x) _com_issue_error(x); };
void IsolationLevelX();
void PrintProviderError(_ConnectionPtr pConnection);
void PrintComError(_com_error &e);

int main() {
   if (FAILED(::CoInitialize(NULL)))
      return -1;


void IsolationLevelX() {
   // Define ADO ObjectPointers.  Initialize Pointers on define.  These are in the ADODB :: namespace.
   _RecordsetPtr  pRstTitles  = NULL;
   _ConnectionPtr pConnection = NULL;

   // Define other Variables
   HRESULT hr = S_OK;
   IADORecordBinding *picRs = NULL;   // Interface Pointer Declared
   CTitleRs titlers;   // C++ Class Object
   LPSTR p_TempStr = NULL;
   char * token1;
   // Assign Connection String to Variable
   _bstr_t strCnn("Provider='sqloledb'; Data Source='My_Data_Source'; Initial Catalog='pubs'; Integrated Security='SSPI';");

   try {
      // Open Connection and Titles Table
      pConnection->Mode = adModeShareExclusive;
      pConnection->IsolationLevel = adXactIsolated;
      pConnection->Open(strCnn,"", "", adConnectUnspecified);

      pRstTitles->CursorType = adOpenDynamic;
      pRstTitles->LockType = adLockPessimistic;

      pRstTitles->Open("titles", _variant_t((IDispatch*) pConnection, true),
                       adOpenDynamic, adLockPessimistic, adCmdTable);


      // Display Connection Mode
      if (pConnection->Mode == adModeShareExclusive)
         printf("Connection Mode Is Exclusive");
         printf("Connection Mode Is Not Exclusive");     

      // Display Isolation Level 
      if (pConnection->IsolationLevel == adXactIsolated)
         printf("\nTransaction is Isolated\n");
         printf("\nTransaction is not Isolated\n");

      // Open an IADORecordBinding interface pointer which we will use for binding Recordset to a class.
      TESTHR(pRstTitles->QueryInterface( __uuidof(IADORecordBinding), (LPVOID*)&picRs));

      // Bind the Recordset to a C++ class here

      // Change the type of psychology titles.
      p_TempStr = (LPSTR) malloc(sizeof(titlers.m_szau_Type));

      while (!(pRstTitles->EndOfFile)) {
         // Set the final character of the destination string to NULL.
         p_TempStr[sizeof(titlers.m_szau_Type) - 1] = '\0';

         // The source string will get truncated if its length is 
         // longer than the length of the destination string minus one.
         strncpy_s(p_TempStr, sizeof(titlers.m_szau_Type), strtok_s(titlers.m_szau_Type, " ", &token1), sizeof(titlers.m_szau_Type) - 1);
         // Compare type with psychology
         if (!strcmp(p_TempStr,"psychology")) {
            // Set the final character of the destination string to NULL.
            titlers.m_szau_Type[sizeof(titlers.m_szau_Type) - 1] = '\0';

            // Copy "self_help" title field.  The source string will get truncated if its length is 
            // longer than the length of the destination string minus one.
            strncpy_s(titlers.m_szau_Type, sizeof(titlers.m_szau_Type), "self_help", sizeof(titlers.m_szau_Type) - 1);

      // Print current data in recordset.

      // Open again IADORecordBinding interface pointer for Binding 
      // Recordset to a class.
      TESTHR(pRstTitles->QueryInterface(__uuidof(IADORecordBinding), (LPVOID*)&picRs));

      // ReBinding the Recordset to a C++ Class

      // Move to the first record of the title table

      // Clear the screen for the next display
      // system("cls");

      while (!pRstTitles->EndOfFile) {
         printf("%s -  %s\n",titlers.lau_TitleStatus == adFldOK ? 
            titlers.m_szau_Title :"<NULL>",
            titlers.lau_TypeStatus == adFldOK ? 
            titlers.m_szau_Type :"<NULL>");
   catch(_com_error &e) {
      // Notify the user of errors if any.
   // Clean up objects before exit.  Release the IADORecordset Interface here.
   if (picRs)
   if (pRstTitles)
      if (pRstTitles->State == adStateOpen)

   if (pConnection)
      if (pConnection->State == adStateOpen) {
         // Restore Original Data


   // Deallocate the memory
   if (p_TempStr)

void PrintProviderError(_ConnectionPtr pConnection) {
   // Print Provider Errors from Connection object
   // pErr is a record object in the Connection's Error collection
   ErrorPtr pErr = NULL;

   if ((pConnection->Errors->Count)>0) {
      long nCount = pConnection->Errors->Count;

      // Collection ranges from 0 to nCount-1
      for (long i = 0 ; i < nCount ; i++) {
         pErr = pConnection->Errors->GetItem(i);
         printf("\t Error Number :%x \t %s",pErr->Number, (LPCSTR) pErr->Description);

void PrintComError(_com_error &e) {
   _bstr_t bstrSource(e.Source());
   _bstr_t bstrDescription(e.Description());

   // Print Com errors.
   printf("\tCode = %08lx\n", e.Error());
   printf("\tCode meaning = %s\n", e.ErrorMessage());
   printf("\tSource = %s\n", (LPCSTR) bstrSource);
   printf("\tDescription = %s\n", (LPCSTR) bstrDescription);
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