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Oracle® Objects for OLE Developer's Guide
11g Release 2 (11.2) for Microsoft Windows

Part Number E12245-01
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CreateNamedSession Method

Applies To

OraSession Object


Creates and returns a new named OraSession object.


orasession = orasession.CreateNamedSession(session_name)


The arguments for the method are:

Arguments Description
session_name A String specifying the name of the session.


Using this method, you can create named sessions that can be referenced later in the same application as long as the session object referred to is in scope. Once a session has been created, the application can reference it by way of the ConnectSession method or the OraSessions collection of their respective OraClient object. The OraSessions collection only contains sessions created within the current application. Therefore, it is not possible to share sessions across applications, only within applications.

This method is provided for simplicity and is equivalent to the CreateSession method of the OraClient object.


This example demonstrates the use of ConnectSession and CreateNamedSession methods to allow an application to use a session it previously created, but did not save. Copy this code into the definition section of a form. Then, press F5.

Sub Form_Load ()
 'Declare variables 
 Dim dfltsess As OraSession
 Dim OraSession As OraSession 
 Dim OraDatabase As OraDatabase 
 Dim OraDynaset As OraDynaset 
 'Create the default OraSession Object.
 Set dfltsess = CreateObject("OracleInProcServer.XOraSession")
 'Try to connect to "ExampleSession". If it does not exist 
 'an error is generated.
 On Error GoTo SetName
 Set OraSession = dfltsess.ConnectSession("ExampleSession")
 On Error GoTo 0
'Create the OraDatabase Object by opening a connection to Oracle.
 Set OraDatabase = OraSession.OpenDatabase("ExampleDb", "scott/tiger", 0&)
 'Create the OraDynaset Object.
 Set OraDynaset = OraDatabase.CreateDynaset("select * from emp", 0&)
 'Display or manipulate data here
Exit Sub
'The session named "ExampleSession" was not found, so create it.
Set OraSession = dfltsess.CreateNamedSession("ExampleSession")
Resume Next
End Sub