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Re: Re: Oracle Connection Error - have you seen this?

by Rhose (Priest)
on Dec 13, 2001 at 21:48 UTC ( #131673=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Oracle Connection Error - have you seen this?
in thread Oracle Connection Error - have you seen this?

Oracle Discoverer is a GUI data browsing/query tool, and it's installation would change the libraries installed on the local ORACLE_HOME.

If your script has worked on this server before, Discoverer was recently installed, and now it does not work, I'm gonna put a better than 50% chance this is the problem. (Besides, there are a lot of "features" with the Oracle 8i OCI, and changing a lib or two can make things more "interesting". *Smiles*)

There is one additional problem -- the Oracle installer is horrid. I am not sure uninstalling Discoverer will remove everything which it added. (I am an Oracle DBA, and I cannot tell you how many times I have had to scrap my local install and start all over when adding new components.) If you have a recent backup which can be restored (including the reg keys under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE) this is where I would start. If not, and you can take the machine down, I would uninstall the Oracle software, remove the ORACLE_HOME directory, remove ORACLE_HOME\bin from the PATH, and remove the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE reg keys. Then I would start from square one with a new Oracle client install.

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