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3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 16, 2013 1:48 PM by Christian.Shay - Oracle RSS

Installing ODAC for VS2013 and Oracle DB Express?

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I am having a lot of trouble installing ODAC with my VS2013.  One main reason for my issues is that the ODAC Server install cannot detect my Oracle server because Oracle Express is installed using the install shield and does not build it into an Oracle home.  Oracle Standard or Enterprise requires licensing which we are of course not willing to pay for.


I am a student and in the middle of a school project where we as a group need to build a web application.  We chose with oracle database Express in the back-end, but after all of these issues, I am wonder if we should should switch to MS SQL Server since it it would be more tightly integrated with Visual Studio already without any additional installs and we could get a free license for it.


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