Re: Oracle 7.3 v 9.2 client connection problems

From: Tig <>
Date: 11 Apr 2005 00:03:16 -0700
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Thank you Rauf. Yes, it appears that as you said it is an Oracle support issue, and I "won't be able to connect to 7.3.x from 9.2.x client".

I got this from the Oracle site:
"However, since Oracle 7.3.4 was desupported before Oracle9i Release 2 (9.2) was released, 9.2 does not support Oracle 7.3.4." So in spite of the fact that there are tens of thousands of productive Oracle 7.3.x servers out there in commercial usage, Oracle doesn't think anyone would want to connect to them. :( And yes, I know 7.3.x is old now.

I do have an Oracle 7.3 client on the PC provided to me here, but it looks as though the Oracle 9.2 client clobbered it, so I will get the 7.3 client re-installed. This should fix the problem. I don't need the Oracle 9.2 client at the moment so I will get rid of it. Supposedly the two clients should co-exist happily but I guess I won't try that until i have a need for it.


Rauf Sarwar wrote:
> Tig wrote:
> > Hi all.
> >
> >
> > I have a need to connect to an Oracle database. I have a
> > who successfully connects to it with her Oracle 7.3 client. I have
> > Oracle 9.2 client installed on my machine.
> >
> We have an old server with 7.3.4 that we keep around for testing. You
> are in a no win situation... you won't be able to connect to 7.3.x
> 9.2.x client.
> ORA-24439: Connections to Oracle7 server are no longer supported
> Regards
> /Rauf
Received on Mon Apr 11 2005 - 09:03:16 CEST

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