Re: DSN Less Connection To Oracle Database

From: Louis <>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 00:53:56 GMT
Message-ID: <> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Sep 2008 05:36:41 GMT, Louis <> wrote:

>> - Do I really need an Oracle client installed on the web server

> Depends on which interface you plan to use, and which capabilities you
> need.
> The jdbc thin driver doesn't need a client. All other options, like
> the full jdbc driver, and odbc or ole or .net do.
> Which client (instant or full) would depend on Oracle version, which
> you can't be bothered to mention
>> - Is "Microsoft ODBC for Oracle" enough for ASP to talk to the Oracle 
>> database?

> I would strongly recommend *against* using the Microsoft driver. It
> has numerous compatibility issues (ie sql which does work using the
> Oracle ODBC driver doesn't work using the Microsoft one), and
> Microsoft never ever implemented any Oracle feature beyond 7.3
> If you only need to access Oracle I would go OLE or ODP
> Apart from that, the ODBC driver definitily needs the Oracle client,
> whether you use Microsofts driver or Oracles.

Thanks for the response. Although I admit that I am still fuzzy on what I need to solve my problem cause I am not familiar with all the driver names etc. It will take me some time to look up what they do.

Thank you. Received on Mon Sep 15 2008 - 19:53:56 CDT

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