do you recommend Direct=true?

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do you recommend Direct=true?

Post by joeu » Tue 04 Jan 2011 13:02

do you recommend Direct connections?
What are the pros?
what are the cons?
Are you answers the same if using the Entity Framework?


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Post by StanislavK » Tue 04 Jan 2011 18:01

The main advantage of using the Direct connection mode is that you don't need the Oracle client software. However, the Direct mode has several limitations concerning using advanced Oracle features. For the detailed information about the Direct mode, please refer to the corresponding topic of our documentation: ... tMode.html

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Post by mas » Mon 10 Jan 2011 09:09

If you are using TIMESTAMP WITH TIMEZONE columns, you might experience inconsistent behaviour with respect to the timezone offset, depending on if you use Direct mode or not.

I posted the issue here:

We use Entity Framework, and so far, we have not run into any limitations of Direct mode, it works great besides the said issue.

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