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Linking to Oracle from SQL-Server

Linking to Oracle from SQL-Server

RE: Linking to Oracle from SQL-Server


I had a battle setting this up, but got there in the end. Haven't got the script in front of me, but ...

a) sp_addlinkedserver @server='OracleLinkedDB' @srvproduct='Oracle' @provider='MSDASQL' @provstr='DSN=<OracleODBCDSN>;UID=;PWD=;'

b) sp_addlinkedsrvlogin @rmtsrvname='OracleLinkedDB' @useself=false @rmtuser='<OracleUser>' @rmtpassword='<OraclePassword>'

[I believe the Oracle user needs DBA privileges, but not certain!]

Oracle select statements must be entirely in uppercase for this to work, so, to select current users (assuming synonym is set up) ...


should work. If you get an error message referring to incorrect property settings, the remote query timeout option is set too low. I just set mine to 0, as follows :

sp_configure @configname='remote query timeout (s)' @configvalue=0

I'll double-check this info when I'm back in the office tomorrow.


RE: Linking to Oracle from SQL-Server


RE: Linking to Oracle from SQL-Server

Only tried with Oracle 7.3.4 and SQL Server 7.0. I'm sure it'll work with Oracle 8 as well, since all the translation is done through ODBC.


RE: Linking to Oracle from SQL-Server

Oops - remember to put commas between the SQL Server stored procedure parameters.

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