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PostPosted: Tue 10 May '11 18:38    Post subject: Apache with ADODB.Connection Reply with quote

HI, I'm Alex from Rome.
I'm writing to you for a problem.

I have a Perl script for OLE DB Connection. This script connects to PIOLEDB server for access to database. Only for receiving data. The connection code is the following:

# Create a connection object
our $conn = Win32::OLE->new('ADODB.Connection');
die error() if error();

# set the provider for the connection
$conn->{Provider} = "PIOLEDB";

# open the connection. This is where all but the provider should go.
# sometimes, the provider can go in this string instead of above.
# this is the area where the connection string goes.

$conn->Open("Data Source=x.x.x.x;PWD=;UID=admin");
die error() if error();

It work well, running on command line.

I need to insert this script on apache http server, for accessing with URL
(f.i. http://localhost/TestAdoDB.cgi).

The same script run on web doesn't work...
The error log file say this:

Win32::OLE(0.1709) error 0x8007007e: "The specified module could not be found"

refer at our $conn = Win32::OLE->new('ADODB.Connection');.

How can I run script for OLE DB connection on apache??
Do I must add particular .dll, files, set registry permissions ??
I tried to use :

$conn = Win32::OLE->new(['localhost',ADODB.Connection']);but I have "class not register" error.

The environment is the following:

Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2008 64bit
Apache http Server x86
ActivePerl x86
PIOLEDB x86 and 64bit.

Thanks in advance Smile
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James Blond

Joined: 19 Jan 2006
Posts: 7128
Location: Germany, Next to Hamburg

PostPosted: Thu 14 Jul '11 21:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

is that perl or PHP code?
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Joined: 20 May 2014
Posts: 2
Location: Aachen, De

PostPosted: Tue 20 May '14 14:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a combination of windows x64, apache and a win32 cgi (exe) using ADODB you have the problem that the enviroment variable CommonProgramFiles(x86)is translated into CommonProgramFiles_x86_

Adodb needs that env-variable to find the software, so it ends there.

The problem lies in util_script.c (2.4.9)

AP_DECLARE(char **) ap_create_environment(apr_pool_t *p, apr_table_t *t)
while (*whack != '=') {
if (!apr_isalnum(*whack)) {
*whack = '_';

I propose a Change into :

while (*whack != '=') {
if (!apr_isalnum(*whack) && *whack != '(' && *whack != ')') {
*whack = '_';

You also need the following in Httpd.conf:

SetEnv ProgramFiles "C:\Program Files"
SetEnv "ProgramFiles(x86)" "C:\Program Files (x86)"
SetEnv ProgramFilesW6432 "C:\Program Files"
SetEnv CommonProgramFiles "C:\Program Files\Common Files"
SetEnv "CommonProgramFiles(x86)" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files"
SetEnv CommonProgramFilesW6432 "C:\Program Files\Common Files"

I tested the proposal with httpd 2.2 and httpd 2.4.9. Works fine.

Send me a message if you need the mod_cgi.so file


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Posts: 1
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Sat 08 Aug '15 14:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

vm505 wrote:

Send me a message if you need the mod_cgi.so file



Hi i need mod_cgi.so can you send me?

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Posts: 2268
Location: Sun Diego, USA

PostPosted: Sat 08 Aug '15 21:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since it has been more than a year, no answer from the OP doesn't surprise me.

Per your email to dev@httpd you stated this which might be helpful to know here as well;

Server version: Apache/2.2.22 (Win32)
Server built: Jan 28 2012 11:16:39

The timestamp tells me this is from apache.org so it is built with VC6 (yes, this matters). Now anyone who might wish to do this knows all the needed info.
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