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  • Hi guys,
    i'm just freaking out trying to connect to a database with my qt.
    First of all, I run the QT Creator 2.7.0 (based on QT 5.0.2) on Windows 8.
    I tried to look through the plugins installed with QT, but I didn't noticed anything related to database, mysql or whatever.

    So, I have my method:

    @void MainWindow::connectDB()
    QSqlDatabase db = QSqlDatabase::addDatabase("QPSQL");
    bool ok =;

    and I also included the
    @#include <QtSql/QSqlDatabase>@

    and when i try to call my method, i get a lot of errors like this:

    I'll copy you just the first:
    @mainwindow.obj:-1: error: LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "__declspec(dllimport) public: __cdecl QSqlDatabase::~QSqlDatabase(void)" (_imp??1QSqlDatabase@@QEAA@XZ) referenced in function "private: void __cdecl MainWindow::connectDB(void)" (?connectDB@MainWindow@@AEAAXXZ)@

    Does someone know how to deal with that?
    Thanks a lot


  • I believe (not sure though) after skimming through the modules, that you need to add QT += sql to your PRO file.

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    Hi and welcome to DevNet,

    Did you add QT += sql in your pro file ?

    On a related note, did you build the "MySql": plugin ?

  • Forgot to mention that I added the sql to the QT += core gui so it became
    @QT += core gui

  • [quote author="SGaist" date="1366208236"]Hi and welcome to DevNet,

    Did you add QT += sql in your pro file ?

    On a related note, did you build the "MySql": plugin ?[/quote]

    Hi and thanks :D

    about building the MySql...i experience a lot of troubles in doing that...
    the terminal doesn't even take in count the 'qmake' command
    but if it's the solution for my problems, than I have to figure out how to build it haha

  • BTW, it's Qt not QT (Quick Time).

  • !!

    i'm using the 64bit of Qt....can this be the problem? :S

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    For the qmake problem, simply provide the complete path to qmake when building the plugin

  • [quote author="SGaist" date="1366211235"]For the qmake problem, simply provide the complete path to qmake when building the plugin[/quote]

    The thing is that i cannot find the plugin that is written here:
    @cd %QTDIR%\src\plugins\sqldrivers\mysql
    qmake "INCLUDEPATH+=C:/MySQL/include" "LIBS+=C:/MYSQL/MySQL Server <version>/lib/opt/libmysql.lib"

    i mean the 'mysql' in the sqldrivers folder...

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    Get the source package then, you'll find what you need in there

  • Could you provide me the right link? to know for sure that what i'm downloading is the right package :D

  • Hm, aren't you actually trying to connect to PostgreSQL and not MySQL? :)

  • well, for me it would be really the same if connecting postresql or mysql.
    I was trying to make one of them work, but I couldn't find the way...

  • OK, got confused cause your sample code tries to connect to Postrgre and then all the discussion was about MySQL. As SGaist suggested, you need the sources, but don't know where you can get them as I use the SDK which includes the sqldriver sources.

  • Can you than maybe link to me where to download the SDK from?
    'cause today i tried 3-4 different Qts....and nothing :S

  • Well, at the top of the download page you can choose a Windows SDK, nothing confusing there. However, are you sure you are searching in the right place for the mysql driver? If you already have an SDK installation, the full path to the MySQL driver folder is this

  • haha, that's nice :D
    ok, the files are there, so i just have to compile them with the 'qmake' through my windows terminal?
    compiled it (i saw that with the normal terminal the qmake command didn't work, so i did it with the terminal provided by Qt), but now the final make command gives me an error lol

    make -f Makefile.Release all
    make[1]: Entering directory /c/Qt/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/Src/qtbase/src/plugins/sqldrive rs/mysql' g++ -c -pipe -fno-keep-inline-dllexport -O2 -std=c++0x -fno-exceptions -frtti -W all -Wextra -DUNICODE -DQT_NO_CAST_TO_ASCII -DQT_NO_CAST_FROM_ASCII -DQT_NO_EXCE PTIONS -DQT_NO_DEBUG -DQT_PLUGIN -DQT_SQL_LIB -DQT_CORE_LIB -I. -I'/usr/local/in clude' -I'C:/Qt/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/mingw47_32/include' -I'C:/Qt/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/mingw47 _32/include/QtSql' -I'C:/Qt/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/mingw47_32/include/QtSql/5.0.2' -I'C:/ Qt/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/mingw47_32/include/QtSql/5.0.2/QtSql' -I'C:/Qt/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/mi ngw47_32/include/QtCore' -I'.moc/release_shared' -I'../../../../mkspecs/win32-g+ +' -o .obj/release_shared/main.o main.cpp In file included from main.cpp:44:0: ../../../sql/drivers/mysql/qsql_mysql.h:52:19: fatal error: mysql.h: No such fil e or directory compilation terminated. make[1]: *** [.obj/release_shared/main.o] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory/c/Qt/Qt5.0.2/5.0.2/Src/qtbase/src/plugins/sqldriver
    make: *** [release-all] Error 2

  • OK, one step closer :). I don't quite get what you mean with the terminal issue, but are you giving the path to the mysql include folder in your qmake command, as you wrote in a previous post?
    The mysql.h file should be in there.

  • Well, there was no MySQL folder
    i just downloaded a lot of packages, and so i will now retry :D

  • OK

    everything done, compiling with both qmake and make, and no errors came out :D

    now, going back to Qt:

    i've put one line of code to try the DB:
    @void MainWindow::connectDB()
    QSqlDatabase db = QSqlDatabase::addDatabase("QMYSQL");

    and the output is just:

    @C:\Users\Nick\Documents\QT_Projects\HotelManagement\mainwindow.cpp:39: error: undefined reference to `_imp___ZN12QSqlDatabase17defaultConnectionE'@

    is it something that i just don't get?

    EDIT: !!

  • Are you including <QSqlDatabase> in the file where you are trying to establish the connection? Also,
    try to get the list of available drivers with QSqlDatabase::drivers().

  • That's what I include:

    And it still gives me error, for the drivers():
    @C:\Users\Nick\Documents\QT_Projects\HotelManagement\mainwindow.cpp:38: error: undefined reference to `_imp___ZN12QSqlDatabase7driversEv'@

  • OMG, that was crazy haha
    i had in my .pro file
    @QT += core gui@
    and i thought that i had to just add the 'sql' like the methods below...
    and that's why it didn't work...
    ooooh my goood

    thanks a lot guys, and sorry for disturbing so much


  • Nice, don't forget to mark your thread's title as [SOLVED].

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