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Error when connecting to oracle 11g via access 2013

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Hi All,
I am trying to connect to an oracle database using access 2013
The  ODBC Data driver can connect successfully to the data source see below.
dsn
But when I try to use this data source within Access 2013 I get an error message. See below
call fail
it  is 32 bit access running on 64 bit windows 7
Any guidance appreciated. Thanks
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Hi Geert,
thanks for your response.
when I type odbc, i get two options
Microsoft ODBC administrator
Set up data source ODBC.
no 32 64 bit options
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looking at the existing installed drivers they seem to be 32 bit?
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no 32 bit access

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i am using 32 bit access
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the only client i can see in environment variables is
C:\downloaded applications\instantclient-basic-windows.x64-12.1.0.2.0\instantclient_12_1
This is the one I installed ...
I will remove this and install the 32 bit version?
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sorry...there is a previous entry in the PATh
C:\app\product\11.2.0\dbhome_2\bin; not sure if this 32 or 64
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Hi Alexander,
not  able to get the expected results  with the commands above,
i will install the 32 bit client and set this as first in the PATH

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Hi Alexander and Geert,
thanks for your assistance,
i installed the 32 bit oracle client and now working ok...
Thank you!!

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