ora-24508 exporting data from access to oracle via odbc

An export from Access 2007 to Oracle using the Oracle ODBC driver is failing with ORA-24508:  Buffer is not aligned correctly.  There are no unusual datatypes in the source table.  I've tried it with Oracle databases using both WE8MSWIN1252 and UTF8 character sets.  Both give the same error.  

Can anyone suggest a solution?

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
I'm pretty weak when it comes to multi-byte character sets so I might not be much help.

Can I assume the Oracle db is on a remote server and you have a client installed locally?

What version of ODBC are you using?  There's a few bugs showing up on Metalink: Doc ID 392473.1.
cholmanAuthor Commented:
Oracle is actually an 11.2 db on a remote Linux RAC cluster.  I've also tried a database on the same RAC cluster.  ODBC client is  I"ve tried 11.1, but can't get that to work either, but with a different error message.  I don't see my problem(s) in the metalink note.  

At the moment I'm trying a different path.  I've set up my Oracle table as a linked table in Access, and I'm running a query to insert the Access data into the Oracle table.  It works for numeric data but not for varchar2 data or date data.  I'll try redefining my Oracle table and see if that fixes it.

Meanwhile, if anyone has any light to shed on the situation, I'd be most grateful.  Thanks.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>ODBC client is
>>I don't see my problem(s) in the metalink note

That note references a bug in  Down at the bottom: Patch 4443765.

>> but can't get that to work either, but with a different error message.

What error message?
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cholmanAuthor Commented:
there was a malformed record in the source table.  I deleted it and now the insert into linked_table is working.  hooray!  I think we'll go with this approach.  That way we can build a macro to truncate the table before we move it over, anyway.

thanks for looking at my problem.  My work-around is going to work.  

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
>>My work-around is going to work.

Glad you found a solution.

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