Defines the time out for read/write operations.


   timeout INTEGER )
  1. timeout specifies a time out value in seconds.


This method defines a value in seconds to wait for a read or write operation to complete, before a break.

If the time out is set to -1, it waits indefinitely.

In case of error, the method throws an exception and sets the STATUS variable. Depending on the error, a human-readable description of the problem is available in the SQLCA.SQLERRM register. See Error handling in GWS calls (STATUS).