RE: DBLINK from Oracle to SQLserver

From: Taylor, Chris David <>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2012 12:00:39 -0500
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Oracle Gateway is a separately licensable option I think (I know it used to be).

Chris Taylor

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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Imtiaz Merchant Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: DBLINK from Oracle to SQLserver


Looks like you are using the generic ODBC driver. Install the Oracle gateway to SQL Server. I just did that a couple of weeks ago myself and it works like a charm. The documentation that comes along with the product is good too. It is the 5th CD in the 11g CD Pack.



On May 1, 2012, at 11:01 AM, "Storey, Robert (DCSO)" <> wrote:

> Morning folks.
> This shouldn't be difficult, but as usual, it is. Creating a link between an Oracle DB and a Sql server DB.
> 1) I setup the System DSN and tested it. Works
> 2) Modified the TNSNAMES.ORA file - check
> 3) Modified the Listener file and reloaded - check
> 4) TNSping of the TNSnames entry successful - check
> 5) Created the inithsodbc.ora file - check
> 6) created a dblink putting the username/password in "" and the odbc
> service in ' ' - check
> 7) link created successfully - check
> 8) select * from table_at_linkname -ERROR
> Got the error back
> ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:
> [Generic Connectivity Using ODBC][Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server
> Driver][SQL Server]Cannot open database "test" requested by the login. The login failed.
> (SQL State: 37000; SQL Code: 4060)
> ORA-02063: preceding 2 lines from BOBLINK
> Dropped the link and recreated it using just a junk username and password. Got the same error. Metalink has gone to sleep on me.
> I'm missing something simple here but not sure what it is. Do I have to use a username with DBA privs on the sql server?
> Thanks
> Bob
> --


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