Solved

Adding Oracle as a linked server in SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2010-08-17
5
251 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
What are the requirements when setting up an Oracle DB server as a linked server to a SQL Server 2005 server?  Do you have to install Oracle client or can you just install the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Oracle only?
0
Comment
Question by:cwpannell
5 Comments
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:mcv22
mcv22 earned 200 total points
ID: 33460007
0
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:mcv22
mcv22 earned 200 total points
ID: 33460009
0
 
LVL 76

Expert Comment

by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
ID: 33460018
Except for a JDBC connection: to connect to an Oracle Database you need an Oracle client.

You might be able to use the InstantClient which is the smallest install footprint.
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Dhanasekaran Sengodan
Dhanasekaran Sengodan earned 100 total points
ID: 33463201
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
Waynepi earned 200 total points
ID: 33464199
Hi,
Its a fairly easy process though.Download the 32bit client from oracle.
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/enterprise-edition/downloads/index.html
Install package and go to link servers select ORICLE PROVIDER FOR OLE DB.
Make sure that you datasource point to the Oricle server including it port.
0

Featured Post

Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I remember the day when someone asked me to create a user for an application developement. The user should be able to create views and materialized views and, so, I used the following syntax: (CODE) This way, I guessed, I would ensure that use…
Why is this different from all of the other step by step guides?  Because I make a living as a DBA and not as a writer and I lived through this experience. Defining the name: When I talk to people they say different names on this subject stuff l…
This video shows how to Export data from an Oracle database using the Datapump Export Utility.  The corresponding Datapump Import utility is also discussed and demonstrated.
This video shows how to configure and send email from and Oracle database using both UTL_SMTP and UTL_MAIL, as well as comparing UTL_SMTP to a manual SMTP conversation with a mail server.

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now