Does OraDirect work with Oracle Instant Client?

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Does OraDirect work with Oracle Instant Client?

Post by scott.pedersen » Thu 19 Jun 2008 02:54


I currently have Oracle Instant Client version on my local drive.

I have set up the PATH and TNS_ADMIN environment variables but OraDirect doesn't seem to find the Instant Client location. Is there anything else that I need to set?

Does OraDirect work with Oracle Instant Client or do you have to have a full Client install?



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Post by Alexey.mdr » Thu 19 Jun 2008 09:53

Hello Scott,

What exception message do you get?
OraDirect .NET is compatible with Oracle Instant Client version
Please check the configuration in
Instant Client reacts on this registry tree branch, though the entry itself could be created by the usual Oracle Client installation.
For the test purposes try commenting it or try renaming the root folders for the other installed clients.
Check the OracleConnection/ConnectionString/OracleConnection Editor/Info window,
there you will see the information about the current client.


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