user3258784 wrote:ODT has dependencies on a specific version of ODP.NET and a specific version of instant client. If you do not already have those specific versions installed you will have to allow it to create a "new Oracle home" (a new location).
I have a client machine with Visual Studio 2012 and I wish to install Oracle Developer Tools because I want to use Entity Framework in order to generate database first classes from my Oracle 18.104.22.168 database that I can use to access the underlying database content.
I have found the ODAC 11.2 Release 5 with Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Tools installation bits. I can install this and it works.
The issue I have is that my machine already has Oracle Instant Client and ODAC (XCopy) installed but the above installer seems to insist on installing all of this again somewhere else. My question is whether or not it is possible to just install Oracle Developer Tools.