error to connect ASP page to Oracle

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  1. Guest

    My machine is Windows XP with Oracle 9.2 Home; IIS and Oracle
    are in the same box.

    I have tried both Oracle OLEDB Provider and Microsoft ODBC For Oracle,
    but both not working.

    For Microsoft ODBC For Oracle approach, I added a data source
    in Oracle Data Source Administrator, in System DSN tab, I created
    a system data source named OracleDSN with Microsoft ODBC for Oracle.

    I got the following errors for ASP page connect to Oracle database.
    However, it works fine for VB application connect to Oracle database
    with the same data source.

    Approach #1: Oracle OLEDB Provider

    cst = "Provider=MSDAORA;" & _
    "Data Source=ORCL;" & _
    "User ID=scott;" & _

    Error Type:
    Microsoft OLE DB Provider for Oracle (0x80004005)
    Oracle client and networking components were not found. These
    components are supplied by Oracle Corporation and are part of the
    Oracle Version 7.3.3 or later client software installation. Provider is
    unable to function until these components are installed.

    Approach #2: Microsoft ODBC For Oracle

    cst = "dsn=OracleDSN;uid=scott;pwd=tiger;"

    Error Type:
    Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers (0x80004005)
    [Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLAllocHandle on
    SQL_HANDLE_ENV failed

    Here's the ASP code:
    Set objConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")

    'Approach #1: Oracle OLEDB Provider
    cst = "Provider=MSDAORA;" & _
    "Data Source=ORCL;" & _
    "User ID=scott;" & _

    'Approach #2: Microsoft ODBC For Oracle
    'cst = "dsn=OracleDSN;uid=scott;pwd=tiger;"

    objConn.Open cst

    Set objRs = objConn.Execute("SELECT * FROM DEPT")
    Response.Write "<table border=1>"
    For I = 0 To objRS.Fields.Count - 1
    Response.Write "<tr>"
    Response.Write "<td><b>" & objRS(I).Name & "</b></td>"
    Response.Write "</tr>"
    Response.Write "</table>"

    any ideas? please advise.

    , Sep 22, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Did you configure OracleNet for the client or in other words
    tnsnames.ora file?

    My suggestion would be to create a service name using Oracle Net
    Manger. Then in ODBC (Administrative tools) -> DSN -> System tools
    create Data Source Name by clicking add. Select the driver for Oracle.
    Then provide necessary information including the service name u created
    using Oracle Net Manger, login & password. Then test the connection...


    Asim Abbasi
    Takveen, Inc.
    , Sep 22, 2005
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  3. Brijesh Guest

    Dave is right. What you are doing here is using the Microsoft Driver
    for Oracle. This is not oracle objects for OLE, in which case your
    Provider becomes "OraOLEDB.Oracle".
    You might wanna try the ODBC approach as well, of course after you
    configure the Oracle Net names. First of all, make sure you are able to
    connect to Oracle, using any tool like SQLPlus., then go further.
    Install the Oracle ODBC driver for your oracle version on your PC
    running IIS, and configure a DSN using the ODBC Administrator. You can
    also test the connection from the ODBC Administrator tool after you
    create your connection and make sure that everything is right...

    Brijesh Mathew
    Brijesh, Sep 22, 2005
  4. Guest

    More questions to clarify...

    1) In ODBC Data Source Administrator, in System DSN tab, when
    I add a new data source, I will see the list of data source.
    "Oracle in OraHome92" actually means Oracle ODBC Driver 9.2?

    2) ODBC Data Source Administrator only shows the list of
    ODBC drivers, we couldn't see any OLE-DB Providers in the list.
    For OLE-DB Providers, we can see that when using UDL trick.
    Is that correct?

    3) For ASP application to connect to Oracle database,
    which of the following is the best driver to choose? Why?
    How do we choose? My understanding is that OLE-DB is better
    than ODBC. Is that correct? Is that because we don't need
    to setup DSN in ODBC Data Source Administrator?

    Microsoft OLD DB Provider for Oracle
    Oracle Provider for OLE-DB
    Oracle ODBC

    Please advise more... thanks!!
    , Sep 22, 2005
  5. Brijesh Guest

    1) Yes. If you see Oracle in Orahome92 in ODBC Administrator, that
    means you have the Oracle ODBC Driver Installed.
    2) You will not see Oracle OLE DB Providers in the list of ODBC
    drivers, as it is not an ODBC Driver. First of all, you should
    understand the fact that you should use ODBC driver in a scenario where
    you do not have any other choices. If you have a better Driver to
    connect to the DB, always use that..!
    3) OLE DB is always better than ODBC by all means. With ODBC, you will
    be restricted to only certain DB specific tasks unlike the OLE DB
    driver. Speedwise, from my experience, OLE DB is always been better.
    Check that you have Oracle OLE DB drivers installed. Goto oracle
    universal installer, and in the section Oracle Programmer, you will see
    Oracle OLE db.
    Configure your tnsnames before you do anything. Make sure you are able
    to connect to Oracle from SQLPlus, or any other tool. If you are using
    ODBC, while you create a DSN, you will see an area where you have to
    specify TNS service name. Create this tnsname and make sure you are
    able to connect to DB, then proceed.
    Whatever drivers you are using, be it ODBC, or MSDAORA, or Oracle OLE
    db Provider, you need the net service name to connect to DB.
    Hope that helps

    Brijesh Mathew
    Brijesh, Sep 23, 2005
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