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PHP DLL's anyone?

From: DravenStone <>
Date: 6 Feb 2006 15:20:01 -0800
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just made a post in the PHP group, but my feeling is I'm missing something I need that will come from oracle, and I wondered if someone in the oracle groups might have an answer?

The following is what I just posted in comp.lang.php If any of you oracle folk have experience with this, I'm frustrated enough that I'm thinking about after I'm home from work and I HATE that ;)

Post for c.l.php:

I had just a horrible day at work, spent pretty much the entire day trying to get php_oci.dll and php_oracle.dll to load. It still never did.

Super Quick Background.
Jack of all trades IT guy, have written many tools using perl and JSP in the past.
Had a chance to do a big project, and figured I would use it to learn PHP.
Did all development on my XP Pro station, they bought a windows 2003 Small Business Server to run the application on. 99% of the application is powered by MQSQL Using XAMPP distrabution.

Make ONE call on ONE page to a legacy oracle database we have (8)... Works FINE on my machine.

Ported everything to the server. NO DICE enabling php_oci8.dll and php_oracle.dll
PHP is 5.5.1.

DL'ed instant client. Pulled the three dll's I am supposed to out, put them in C:\instantclient
Added C:\instantclient to class path:

Error loading dll, procedure not found (note: not module... It's finding the oci and oracle dll in the /ext directory)...

I think it's more an oracle driver/dll/something I can't figure out problem.
I've spent a whole day googling things, trying to change this classpath and that class path, adding something71.dll and somethingelse71.dll (forgive me, I'm at home now and can't remember exactly)...

But absolutely nothing worked.

Does anyone know the secret to what I need to install on the server to get these babies to run? It's making me feel like a fool having spent all day working on something that really should be simple.

If I need to install some other oracle "client software" can anyone tell me specifically what it is I need other then instant client? I ask that because I've seen three dozen refreances to a vague "oracle client software"

I could go on, but I'm just venting now... Please, any pointers to what the heck I need would be SO SO SO appreciated.
Kind Regards,
ds Received on Mon Feb 06 2006 - 17:20:01 CST

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