>While using sqlplus one gets nice messages like "3 rows deleted", "table
>Or if one types sth wrong, one gets a '*' at the position where the error
>How do I get these with VC++ via ODBC?
>If it's not possible, how can I use sqlnet? Do I need some Oracle library?
The short answer:
These messages are created by SQL*Plus. Hence, it is not possible to get
them through ODBC or SQL*Net (which do not use SQL*Plus).
You probably never will use SQL*Net directly. If you create client
applications using any of the Oracle precompilers, your code will use the
OCI (Oracle Call Interface). OCI in turn interfaces with SQL*Net. You may
also program against OCI directly.
There most likely is a long answer, too, if anyone cares to fill me in...