Re: why is include not working? - beginner question

Victor Bazarov <>
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 22:01:58 -0400
Jason wrote:

I am a beginner with c++. I'm running g++ from the command line in
Ubuntu. I found everything working fine except that when I try to
include a *.h file, I can't get it to work.

I downloaded SQLAPI and am trying to include the SQLAPI.h file at the
beginning of a file called "my_file.cpp". The path to the SQLAPI.h
file is "foo/SQLAP/include" and the path to "my_file.cpp" is "foo/
my_file.cpp". I attempted to include the file like this (what did I do

#include <stdio.h> // for printf
-I<SQLAPI/include/SQLAPI.h> // main SQLAPI++ header

Is that in your source code? Remove it. That's likely supposed to be
in your command line, not to mention that you didn't actually include
the needed header:

     #include <SQLAPI.h>

What beginner's book are you reading that doesn't explain such simple

int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    SAConnection con; // create connection object

        // connect to database
        // in this example it is Oracle,
        // but can also be Sybase, Informix, DB2
        // SQLServer, InterBase, SQLBase and ODBC
Thank you!

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