You can improve SQL syntax checking in some scenarios by combining SQL(CHECK) with additional compiler directive options and/or
using a local database.
- SQL(CHECK) with SQL(DB) and, optionally, SQL(PASS)
- When you use the SQL(CHECK) and SQL(DB) directives, together with SQL(PASS) if necessary, OpenESQL opens a connection to
a data source at compile time and uses the data source to perform additional checking. This is the recommended way to use
OpenESQL and is much more reliable at detecting errors. In addition to detecting syntax errors that are specific to a particular
data source, it can also detect misspelled names and invalid use of reserved words.
- SQL(CHECK), local database, deployment schema
- OpenESQL is at its most effective when you use SQL(CHECK) with a local database that uses the same schema that is used when
the application is deployed. This combination compiles programs faster than accessing a networked server for compile-time
- SQL(CHECK), local database, no deployment schema
- When you do not have access to a data source with the deployment schema installed you can still use SQL(CHECK) to perform
additional syntax checking, but you must also use SQL(IGNORSCHEMAERRORS) to avoid errors for invalid name use. SQL(IGNORESCHEMAERRORS)
is also helpful when your program uses temporary tables that exist only at runtime.