[Zope-DB] DCOracle2: close connection doesn't

Matthew T. Kromer matt at zope.com
Mon Sep 22 08:55:28 EDT 2003

Chris Withers wrote:

> Hi Matt,
> Just noticed this with a recent CVS checkout of DCOracle 2.
> If you click the "Close Connection" button of a DCOracle 2 connection, 
> it doesn't actually close the connection. How come?

Because you clicked on a meaningless button :)

The close connection button causes the current DA instance to close its 
connection.  But it gets reopened in the next transaction.  There is no 
administrative close on DA objects.  Arguably there should be.

> This also seems to apply if the connection gets dropped by Oracle:
> http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-db/2003-September/002149.html
> The connection object still reports as being "Open"  on the status 
> tab, and tries to execute queries but fails messily 'cos Oracle has 
> gone away.
> On this last point, has anyone implemented something like an 
> 'auto-reconnect' feature for DCOracle 2 so that the user never sees 
> the DCOracle2 Error: (1012, 'ORA-01012: not logged on') message?
> cheers,
> Chris
> PS: Did try and have a look at:
> http://www.zope.org/Members/matt/dco2/Tracker
> ...to report this, but got this error:
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Hmm I though I had fixed that tracker, but new zope org is frustrating 
to deal with =/

Matt Kromer
Zope Corporation  http://www.zope.com/ 

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