Entity Framework & Oracle Instantclient

Entity Framework & Oracle Instantclient

Postby Henk-Jan » Mon 24 Oct 2016 14:01

Is it possible to use the DevArt Oracle EF provider using the Oracle instant client, without having to install the client locally (as detailed in this blog entry)? We simply want to copy the required DLL's along with the web application (MVC) without having to change the registry or the PATH environment variable.

Trying to include the DLL's as described in this or this post doesn't work.
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Re: Entity Framework & Oracle Instantclient

Postby Pinturiccio » Thu 27 Oct 2016 12:27

You can use Oracle Instant Client with dotConnect for Oracle without Oracle Client installation. You need to copy the following files from the Oracle Instant Client folder to the folder with your application file:
oci.dll
ociw32.dll
orannzsbb11.dll
oraocci11.dll
oraociei11.dll
msvcr71.dll

You also can use the Direct mode. Oracle Client is not required in the Direct mode. Entity Framework can be used in the Direct mode. For more information, please refer to http://www.devart.com/dotconnect/oracle/docs/?DirectMode.html.
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