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Microsoft KB Archive/175018

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Article ID: 175018

Article Last Modified on 6/29/2004



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Open Database Connectivity 2.5
  • Microsoft Open Database Connectivity 2.5
  • Microsoft Open Database Connectivity 2.5
  • Microsoft Open Database Connectivity 2.0



This article was previously published under Q175018

SUMMARY

This article describes the procedures for acquiring and installing the Microsoft Oracle ODBC Driver version 2.5, which is a component of the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.0 and higher.

MORE INFORMATION

The Microsoft Oracle ODBC Driver version 2.5 is part of the Microsoft Data Access Components version 2.0 and 2.1. You will need to download this "stack" from the Microsoft Web site and install them. The Microsoft Oracle ODBC Driver version 2.5 is available with Visual Studio 6.0, MDAC 2.0 and 2.1, and the Data Access Software Development Kit (SDK) 2.0.

NOTE: There is no way to acquire the Microsoft Oracle ODBC Driver v2.0 outside of the MDAC stack. The driver was developed and tested with the components in the stack and that is the best way to install and use the driver.

Step-by-Step Example

  1. Go to the Microsoft Universal Data Access Web site located at the following Web URL:
  2. On the Web site, click the Downloads link listed under the UDA Contents on the left of the page. This displays a page that lists the available free downloads.
  3. Click the link titled "Download MDAC 2.1.1.4202.3 (GA)" to open the download page for the MDAC 2.1 SP2 stack. Please read through the information on this page pertaining to system and software requirements.
  4. Follow the on download intructions given on the website.
  5. Click on the link titled "Download the Microsoft Data Access SDK version 2.0 and the Microsoft Data Access Components version 2.0".
  6. Once the MDAC 2.1 SP2 installation is complete, you should see the Microsoft Oracle ODBC Driver version 2.5 listed under the Drivers tab of your ODBC Manager as follows:

          NAME:      Microsoft ODBC for Oracle
    
          VERSION:   2.573.4202
    
          COMPANY:   Microsoft Corporation
    
          FILE:      MSORCL32.DLL
    
          DATE:      6/4/99
                            

For information about setting up a data source name (DSN) for the Microsoft Oracle ODBC Driver version 2.5, please consult the Help file for the driver. The Help file for the driver was installed in the appropriate SYSTEM directory (i.e. SYSTEM for Windows 95 and Windows 98, and SYSTEM32 for NT) along with the driver DLL. The name of the Help file is MSORCL32.HLP.

REFERENCES

For more information on how to use this driver with RDO version 2.0,please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

167225 How To Access an Oracle Database Using RDO

174679 How To Retrieve Resultsets from Oracle Stored Procedures

174981 "How To Retrieve Typical Resultsets From Oracle Stored Procedures





Additional query words: oracle odbc driver mdac mdac1.5 ado rds

Keywords: kbhowto kboracle kbdatabase kbsetup kbdriver KB175018