[QODBC-Desktop] Searching for available servers message
Posted by Juliet (QODBC Support) on 13 May 2010 08:00 AM

Searching for available servers message

Troubleshooting: Searching for available servers message

Note: All the related information comes from Intuit forum.

Problem Description

      When the code reaches sessionManager, BeginSession, a message comes as follows: Searching for available servers and waits for about 10-20 seconds. This always happens in the QuickBooks POS version.

      What is it doing at that point??


      The message above means: waiting for the response from your local network (or wide network, depending on your subnet mask). This procedure uses Sybase API for discovering Sybase servers in the network, and in my understanding, it sends a broadcast first and then waits for responses.

      To eliminate the wait, you should specify the database name (in which case it'll look on the local machine only) or the database name and server name if the data is on another machine. Then you'll connect much faster. See the manual for the format of the connection string.

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