Anomalies in database link querying (Oracle to MS SQL Server 2005)

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I have a database link from oracle to mssql using db4odbc / odbc32 (windows)

Problem 1,

When i do 

SELECT 
    *
  FROM Orderdetail@"DB"

query executes in 0.561 seconds..

when i do 

SELECT 
    *
  FROM Orderdetail@"DB" where "ItemNumber" = 10242;
This query was running for 10 minutes before i canceled it, (i know we have a itemnumber 10242

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Problem 2
when i do 
SELECT 
    *
  FROM Customers@"DB";

I get
ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Invalid column name 'A'. {42S22,NativeErr = 207}[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Invalid column name 'RContactName'. 
ORA-02063: preceding 2 lines from DB
28500. 00000 -  "connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:"

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Problem 3

I have to use double quotes on "ColumnNames" in order to exectute query, I can't do ColumnNames, is there anyway to get rid of this?
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Commented:
how fast does the query SELECT
    *
  FROM Orderdetail where ItemNumber = 10242;


run on sql server?  ItemNumber  may has no indexes or you run during busy hours and something is blocking  specially if the table is big.


about this one  run the query in Sql server first and try do not use * -
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also you may check this

Accessing SQL Server from Oracle with Database Gateway for ODBC (DG4ODBC)

http://www.easysoft.com/applications/oracle/database-gateway-dg4odbc.html#config
"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015
Commented:
The first one looks like Oracle is doing the filtering - evaluating "ItemNumber" itself, which is disastrous. I assume this is related to the second "bug".

The second one seems to result from case-sensitivity. MSSQL is not case-sensitive by default, but maybe the DB was installed that way, and hence requires exact the same notation?

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Commented:
i ran the same query

one via oracle (Sql Developer) one straight from the MS SQL Server using Toad for SQL,

Oracle execution time = 84.998 seconds
MSSQL execution time = 0.0051 seconds

SELECT
    *
  FROM Orderdetail@"DB" where "ItemNumber" = 10242
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Can you execute the query on MSSQL without the double quotes?

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Commented:
yes, in mssql (via toad) I can do

SELECT * FROM Orderdetail where itemnumber = 10242
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Then I guess you have issues with the dblink, using ODBC. Then you might want to switch to Ole DB, which can use Native Driver, and allows for better support of datatypes and objects.
hsolesql, which is the corresponding application (to be used in the PROGRAM section of the HS listener file), is desupported meanwhile, but can be used nevertheless. You have to create a .UDL file containing:
[oledb]
Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Password=Pwd;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=Usr;Initial Catalog=TheDB;Data Source=TheMSSQLInstance;Application Name=Orace-Gateway 

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Then create a hs/admin/init«OLE-SID».ora file as copy of the corresponding template in that folder (renaming your ODBC one, of course), and enter the full path and name of above UDL file with forward slashes.
More info about the "old" HS methods: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14232/gencon.htm

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