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DS_TimeLimit database parameter


When you access an SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise database
in PowerBuilder through Open Client, DS_TimeLimit is one
of several parameters that you can set to enable network-based directory
services in your application. (For other directory services parameters,
see the See Also section.)

Some directory service providers and drivers support the use
of time limits for a directory search. For those providers and drivers,
DS_TimeLimit specifies the maximum number of seconds that
a directory search lasts.

By default, DS_TimeLimit specifies that there is
no time limit for a directory search.

You must specify a value for DS_TimeLimit before connecting
to the database in PowerBuilder.

note.png Using third-party directory service providers

For information about the third-party directory
service providers and operating system platforms that Sybase has
tested with Open Client directory services, see the Open Client


  • ASE, SYC SAP Adaptive
    Server Enterprise





Specifies the maximum number of seconds
that you want a directory search to last. You can also specify 'no_limit' (the
default) to indicate that there is no time limit for the directory

If the specified time limit expires and the target has not
been found, the directory search is unsuccessful and the PowerBuilder connection




Set Release parameter

For DS_TimeLimit to take effect, you must also
set the Release parameter to 11or higher to specify that your application
should use the appropriate version of Sybase Open Client Client–Library
(CT-Lib) behavior. See the description of the Release parameter
for more information.

Requirements for use

To use DS_TimeLimit or any other parameter supporting
Open Client directory services, you must meet certain requirements for
using directory services in your PowerBuilder application. For details,
see “Requirements for using Open Client directory services” in Connecting
to Your Database

Corresponding CT-Lib connection property

Specifying a value for DS_TimeLimit sets the corresponding
Sybase CT-Lib connection property named CS_DS_TIMELIMIT.


To specify that you want the directory search to
last a maximum of 120 seconds (2 minutes):

  • Database profile

    Type 120 in the Directory
    Search Time Limit box on the Directory Services page in the Database
    Profile Setup dialog box.

  • Application

    Type the following in code:

See Also

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