We have an Data into an Oracle 7.3.2 server. A new application will be added that require an Oracle8 or greater client tool.
I searched and couldn't find any kind of server/client interoperability matrix. Can you please inform me what client version is compatible with that server version or which one is best suited? Can we use 8i, 9i, 10g, 11g?
Edited by: 952791 on Aug 14, 2012 1:51 PM
You must be joking.
After 7.3.2 there was 7.3.4. Do you really think 8i is interoperable with 7.3.2?
Look, the last person who worked on 7.3.2 must long have been retired and buried,
Oracle 7.3.2 was replaced in 1998 by 7.3.4, so fourteen years ago.
You should lock the room hosting the server and ask computer archeologist, so they can seal your site and take it to a museum, where it belongs.
Senior Oracle DBA
I searched and couldn't find any kind of server/client interoperability matrix
The 8i docs have a matrix so you should check this doc first
Vincent Rogier provide this information in a thread last year but didn't give the source Database Version not supported, Oracle 8 access from Windows 64 bit
A Oracle 11g client cannot connect to an Oracle 8i server. It clearly stated in the Oracle version compatibility matrix.
8i client can connect to any server from 7.3.4 to 11g
9iR1 client can connect to any server from 7.3.4 to 11g
9iR2 client can connect to any server from 8.1.7 to 11g
10g client can connect to any server from 8.1.7 to 11g (with some sub version not supported)
11g client can connect to any server from 9iR2 to 11g