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Function to determine MS SQL Server Version Number (Views: 25)


Problem/Question/Abstract:

How to determine MS SQL Server version number

Answer:

This function gets the connected MS SQL Server version. It returns the version info in 3 OUT parameters.

        VerNum                        : double         eg. 7.00623
        VerStrShort         : string                 eg. '7.00.623'
        VerStrLong         : string                 eg. 'Microsoft SQL Server  7.00 - 7.00.623 (Intel X86)         Nov 27 1998 22:20:07                                                             Copyright (c) 1988-1998 Microsoft Corporation        Enterprise Edition on                                                                   Windows NT 5.0 (Build 2195: Service Pack 1)'

I have tested it with MSSQL 7 and MSSQL 2000. I assume it should work for the others. Any feedback and fixes for different versions would be appreciated.

The TQuery parameter that it recieves is a TQuery component that is connected to an open database connection.

procedure GetSqlVersion(Query: TQuery;
  out VerNum: double;
  out VerStrShort: string;
  out VerStrLong: string);
var
  sTmp, sValue: string;
  i: integer;
begin
  // @@Version does not return a Cursor.
  // Read the value from the Record Buffer
  // Can be used to read all sys functions from MS Sql
  sValue := '';
  Query.SQL.Text := 'select @@Version';
  Query.Open;
  SetLength(sValue, Query.RecordSize + 1);
  Query.GetCurrentRecord(PChar(sValue));
  SetLength(sValue, StrLen(PChar(sValue)));
  Query.Close;

  if sValue <> '' then
    VerStrLong := sValue
  else
  begin
    // Don't know this version
    VerStrLong := '?';
    VerNum := 0.0;
    VerStrShort := '?.?.?.?';
  end;

  if VerStrLong <> '' then
  begin
    sTmp := trim(copy(VerStrLong, pos('-', VerStrLong) + 1, 1024));
    VerStrShort := copy(sTmp, 1, pos(' ', sTmp) - 1);
    sTmp := copy(VerStrShort, 1, pos('.', VerStrShort));

    for i := length(sTmp) + 1 to length(VerStrShort) do
    begin
      if VerStrShort[i] <> '.' then
        sTmp := sTmp + VerStrShort[i];
    end;

    VerNum := StrToFloat(sTmp);
  end;
end;

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