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How do I connect VS 2008 C# winform project to Oracle 9.2 database?

jxbma asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
How do I connect VS 2008 C# winform project to Oracle 9.2 database?

Can anyone tell me what to do step by step to configure VS 2008 and Oracle 9.2 so that I can access data via the Oracle.DataAccess.Client in C#?

I can connect to the database outside of VS 2008 both with Oracle's tools and by creating a system dsn - (Excel)

I've installed a number of Oracle clients and am not able to connect to the database. The error message that I get is consistently something along the lines of :

'oraconn.ServerVersion" thre an excpetion of type 'System.InvalidOperationException'

I get the same error when trying to use the ODBC assembly.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated as I have a looming deadline!

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