Oracle Client

Difference between Oracle Client and Oracle Instant Client

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Here I list their differences including features, pros and cons for you to evaluate which one should be used for your clients: Oracle Client Features Install-based software All-in-one functions General-purpose package Oracle database enterprise edition download page Oracle clients stay with Oracle database software, so there’s no dedicated download page for Oracle clients. Pros One-stop […]
Oracle Client

TNS_ADMIN, How and Why

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Oracle Software Registry For those Windows platform which are running Oracle, ORACLE_HOME, ORACLE_BASE and TNS_ADMIN are not set as environment variables. That is, you can find them nowhere in Environment Variables editor. In fact, they are registry parameters. You can call regedit to open a Registry Editor and then seek for the following path: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE\KEY_HOME_NAME […]
Oracle Instant Client

How to Install Oracle Instant Client

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The term “install” may be a little improper for Oracle Instant Client, because the packages are all zipped and portable, there’s no need to actually install on OS-level. Let’s see what the official document says about the steps:Download the appropriate Instant Client packages for your platform. All installations require the Basic or Basic Lite package.That […]