When compiling and linking SDE C API code that uses the SE_connection_test_server function in Visual C++ 2005 or Visual C++ 2008 on a Windows 32-bit operating system (OS), one of the following error messages is returned:
"error LNK2001: unresolved external symbol _SE_connection_test_server@12"
"error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _SE_connection_test_server@12"
In versions of Visual C++ and Microsoft C/C++ before Visual C++ 2005, time_t type was represented as a long int (32-bits). This meant that dates that were past 3:14:07 January 19, 2039 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) could not be used. Since Visual C++ 2005, time_t has now been defined as _time64_t, by default. When compiling and linking code that uses this C API function, SE_connection_test_server emits a LNK error on a 32-bit Windows OS, because _time64_t is not defined in a 32-bit Windows OS.