Microsoft Access ODBC Driver for Oracle

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Marci, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. Marci

    Marci Guest


    I'm trying to connect to an Oracle db using the Oracle driver (OraHome92)
    and have a dual. Each processor is 32 bit--but I'm using Windows XP 64 bit.
    I've moved the 32 bit ODBC Administrator Tool in C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64 over the
    64 bit ODBC Admistrator Tool. The connection tests fine in the Administrator
    Tool and using SQL--but when I try to connect using Access, I get an error
    indicating that ODBC called failed and that the TNS: could not resolve a
    service names. The TNSNames ora file is in the Oracle\network\admin
    directory. I have tried Oracle 8i, 9i and 10g! If anybody has any ideas or
    suggestions, they would be greatly welcomed!!

    Thank you.
    Marci, Jul 25, 2005
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  2. You need native 64-bit drivers for ODBC, you could check the
    microsoft.public.access.odbcclientsvr group and post a query about this,
    maybe they will give you some information about when support is coming.
    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jul 25, 2005
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  3. Access is a 32-bit program, so it is using 32-bit ODBC. I would suggest that
    the best place to resolve this is through the Oracle community support
    venues. In my experience, some one has probably dealt with this by now, and
    has either figured out that there isn't a solution, yet, or can point at the
    solution that has been found.

    You'll need to be very clear about what is where. Your message to us lacked
    some clarity on where Oracle resides, what version of SQL*Net is running
    where, etc. Also, copying 32-bit ODBC over the top of 64-bit ODBC is NOT a
    good idea.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 25, 2005
  4. Marci

    Marci Guest

    Thanks so much!. I've posted to it the Access.odbcclientsvr group.

    Also, I had trouble installing the 64 bit drivers. (I thoought this my be
    because both my processors are 32 bit.)
    Marci, Jul 25, 2005
  5. Marci

    Sean M Guest

    Never mind how obtuse/draconian the Oracle Installer application is about
    replacing stuff.

    -- Sean M, who doesn't appreciate complex installers
    Sean M, Jul 25, 2005
  6. No comment. :)

    Please, all replies to the newsgroup.

    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 25, 2005
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