I have two databases on two different machines, lets call them A and B both of which are Oracle 11g. I am running a vb.net app from machine B. This application must connect to both A and B databases. My question is about the client software install. I know that the oracle server install includes all the necessary dlls to act as a client as well however, I cannot get my application to communicate with the databases. I am using the Oracle.DataAccess.dll which is in the same folder as my exe but I also did a search and found it in the oracle folder of both machines. I thought as long as the client dlls were on the same machine as my app that I could communicate with any database. How come my application cannot communicate with the local database? Any help would be appreciated, I am in a bit of a time crunch.
Forgot to mention: I am getting a TypeInitializationException. The provider is not compatible with the version of Oracle Client