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Querying the oem_string option from an application

The oem_string database option stores user-specified information in the header page of a database file. You can query this value from an application.


There are no prerequisites for this task.

Context and remarks

The oem_string option is set for authenticated applications.

  1. Open the database system dbspace file.

  2. Read the first page of the file into a buffer.

  3. Search the buffer for the two-byte prefix and suffix sequences before and after the OEM string.


The prefix and suffix strings are defined in sqldef.h as DB_OEM_STRING_PREFIX and DB_OEM_STRING_SUFFIX, respectively. All the bytes between these two strings define the OEM string that is defined in the database.

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