Using Bookmarks

Before you open the rowset, you must tell the provider that you want to use bookmarks. To do this, set the DBPROP_BOOKMARKS property to true in your property set. The provider retrieves bookmarks as column zero, so you must use the special macro BOOKMARK_ENTRY and the CBookmark class if you're using a static accessor. CBookmark is a template class where the argument is the length in bytes of the bookmark buffer. The length of the buffer required for a bookmark depends on the provider. If you're using the ODBC OLE DB provider, as shown in the following example, the buffer must be 4 bytes.

class CProducts
   CBookmark<4> bookmark;


Then, used by the following code:

propset.AddProperty(DBPROP_BOOKMARKS, true);

CTable<CAccessor<CProducts>> product;
CSession session;
product.Open(session, "Products", &propset);

If you use CDynamicAccessor, the buffer is dynamically set at run time. In this case, you can use a specialized version of CBookmark for which you don't specify a buffer length. Use the function GetBookmark to retrieve the bookmark from the current record, as shown in this code sample:

CTable<CDynamicAccessor> product;
CBookmark<> bookmark;
CSession session;

propset.AddProperty(DBPROP_BOOKMARKS, true);
product.Open(session, "Products", &propset);

For information about supporting bookmarks in providers, see Provider Support for Bookmarks.

See also

Using Accessors