Oracle client required?

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Oracle client required?

Post by anilrawat » Thu 05 Nov 2009 15:11


We are using dotConnect professional edition version 5.25 to access oracle 10g Database and using entity framework.

As we know from your site that we don't require to install oracle client to access oracle using dotConnect. But we are not able access database without installing oracle Client.

We are getting following exception message:
"Can not obtain Oracle client information from registry. Make sure that Oracle Client Software is installed, or use Direct mode of connecting to server."

Can you please let us know how can we access oracle using dotConnect without installing oracle client or is it mandatory to install client?


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Post by Shalex » Thu 05 Nov 2009 15:47

Please turn on the Direct mode in your connection string: ... tMode.html .

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