microsoft odbc for oracle problem

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Alex [***Alex140181***]Software DeveloperCommented:
microsoft odbc for oracle problem
what is the solution for this problem...
Seriously?!? What problem? Where's the information? We're no fortune tellers!!
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
The solution to this problem is to NOT use the Microsoft drivers.  They have been depercated and desupported for a long time.

All the Microsoft drivers for Oracle sat on top of the Oracle drivers so you still needed an Oracle client.  If you had an Oracle client, why not just use it.

I would suggest using the native Oracle drivers.  Mainly the Instant Client.

You need two downloads.

Start here:

Then chose the correct Bit version.  This needs to match the app using it NOT the OS you are running it on.

Once there these are the two downloads:
Basic Package - All files required to run OCI, OCCI, and JDBC-OCI applications
ODBC Package - Additional libraries for enabling ODBC applications

Unzip both to the same folder and open a CMD prompt as Administrator and run the ODBC installer.

You will also need a valid tnsnames.ora file.  Manually create a network\admin folder under the folder you unzipped the Oracle drivers.  Copy a good version of the tnsnames.ora and sqlnet.ora files in there.

Then you need to choose the correct ODBC admin tool to create the DSN.  There is a 32Bit and 64Bit version:

If you need more, please provide specifics on what the problem is.  Error message help A LOT.

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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
As many times as I've had to pretty much type the exact same thing I posted here, I think the more copies that are out there, the more chances people find it and don't have to ask.

I would suggest accept my post and add it to the knowledge base.
Alex [***Alex140181***]Software DeveloperCommented:
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