Win 7 64 bit dev machine, Win 2K3 32 bit production box, Oracle 10g which clients do I need to run? RRS feed

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  • User-1934530859 posted

    As the title says I have a Win 7 64 bit dev machine, Win 2K3 32 bit production box and I run against Oracle 10g which Oracle clients do I need to run? Do I need to run the Oracle 32 and 64 bit clients? And if so what versions?

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:49 PM


  • User269602965 posted

    Use the 32-bit client that comes with your version of ODP.NET.

    32-bit ODP.NET and 11g clients are backwardly compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit 11g, 10g, and 9i Oracle databases. 

    You can have on your Development Win 7 64-bit workstation, Oracle 11g 64-bit for Windows in one Oracle Home, and Oracle 11g 32-bit client in other Oracle Home.  ASP.NET and TOAD will use the 32-bit client to communicat with the 64-bit database.

    Same principles apply to ASP.NET/ODP.NET 32-bit running in IIS with 11g 32-bit Oracle client installed

    communicating with Oracle 64-bit database running on another server (Windows, Redhat Linux, Solaris, etc)

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:42 PM