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Adding Oracle as a linked server in SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2010-08-17
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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?
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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.
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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.
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