Re: ODBC Problems
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 12:21:13 -0800 (PST)
On Dec 6, 2:13 pm, Lee <l..._at_panix.com> wrote:
> I decided to give Altova's new "DataBase Spy" a test drive; but during
> installation the application found only the Ms ODBC dricver for ORacle.
> I chose "OK, use that one" and then got an error message about how
> necessary Oracle client side component's werent there.
> Curious, because I have Oracle Instant CLient installed.
> I'm a bit fuzzy on the Instant client installation....do we need to set
> an Oracle Home? Or put something on the execution path?
> Sql*Dev by contrast has no problem and fires right up, as did a few
> other third party products.
> I dont know whether this really has anything to do with ALtova, or is a
> more of a question of Microsoft ODBC drivers hot playing well with
> Oracle or what.
> Shouldnt I be dowloading Oracles ODBC drivers instead? And if I DO, do
> I need to set any system magic (windows XP) to make the environemnt
> aware that I've got the Oracle ODBC stuff in there?
> Too many moving parts MOzart!
Instant client isn't the full client, and some software products require the full Oracle client installation. This, apparently, is one of them.
I suggest you visit www.oracle.com and download the full 10g or 11g client (which is bundled with the database server software) and install it.
David Fitzjarrell Received on Thu Dec 06 2007 - 21:21:13 CET