Optimize Property Example (VC++)

This example demonstrates the Field object dynamic Optimize property. The zip field of the Authors table in the Pubs database is not indexed. Setting the Optimize property to True on the zip field authorizes ADO to build an index that improves the performance of the Find method.


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

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

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

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


void OptimizeX() {  
   _bstr_t strCnn("Provider='sqloledb'; Data Source='My_Data_Source'; Initial Catalog='pubs'; Integrated Security='SSPI';");  

   // Define ADO object pointers.  Initialize pointers on define.  
   // These are in the ADODB:: namespace.  
   _RecordsetPtr pRst = NULL;  

   try {  

      // Enable Index creation.  
      pRst->CursorLocation = adUseClient;  
      pRst->Open ("SELECT * FROM authors", strCnn, adOpenStatic, adLockReadOnly, adCmdText);  

      // Create the index  

      // Find Akiko Yokomoto  
      pRst->Find("zip = '94595'", 1, adSearchForward);  
      printf("%s %s    %s %s %s",  
         (LPSTR) (_bstr_t) pRst->Fields->GetItem("au_fname")->Value,  
         (LPSTR) (_bstr_t) pRst->Fields->GetItem("au_lname")->Value,  
         (LPSTR) (_bstr_t) pRst->Fields->GetItem("address")->Value,  
         (LPSTR) (_bstr_t) pRst->Fields->GetItem("city")->Value,  
         (LPSTR) (_bstr_t) pRst->Fields->GetItem("state")->Value);  

      // Delete the index  
   catch (_com_error &e) {  
      // Display errors, if any.  Pass connection pointer accessed from the Recordset.  
      _variant_t vtConnect = pRst->GetActiveConnection();  

      // GetActiveConnection returns connect string if connection  
      // is not open, else returns Connection object.  
      switch(vtConnect.vt) {  
      case VT_BSTR:  
      case VT_DISPATCH:  
         printf("Errors occured.");  

   // Clean up objects before exit.  
   if (pRst)  
      if (pRst->State == adStateOpen)  

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, 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);  

Akiko Yokomoto 3 Silver Ct. Walnut Creek CA

See Also

Field Object
Optimize Property-Dynamic (ADO)