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How to just simply install the Oracle ODBC?Probably what you're after is an oracle client install, no need to install a database if you just want ODBC. There is a small Express client on the XE download page, although I'm not sure if it includes ODBC drivers. The full 11g client software is at http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/oracle11g/112010_win32soft.html
There is a support note 781054.1, if you're on 64-bit hardware with some how-tos on getting to the 32 bit ODBC drivers.
Thanks, I'll take a look there. The goal of using the installer was selecting the ODBC only, if possible, using 'advanced'. Maybe registating a dll would be enough, but the ODBC .exe-package contains more than that.
if you are referring to
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Client (188.8.131.52.0) for Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
win32_11gR2_client.zip (684,581,290 bytes),
it seems to contain a dead link: Error 404, We're sorry, the page you requested was not found.
Webmaster, can you please fix the link?
Oracle Database 10g Express Client
OracleXEClient.exe (30,943,220 bytes)
Client software to be installed on client systems for remotely accessing Oracle Database 10g Express Edition. You do not need to install the client onto the same computer as Oracle Database 10g Express Edition.
Edited by: email@example.com on 8-jun-2010 5:34
Workaround found (works in Windows 7 Enterprise, Oracle 10g Setup.exe): use XP compatibility-modus (on Setup.exe rightclick). The installer does not crash, you can select ODBC).
Workaround foundExcellent, give yourself answer points, if it lets you ;) I don't think I've even glanced at the advanced installer options.
Was getting quite a few "server busy" and similar errors throughout the day yesterday from the documentation and download pages- makes sense to just take the download links at http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/database10gr2.html and set the docs up some place local.
Let's hope that XP-compatibilty will be continued in Windows until the Oracle Installer can be used in W7 (assuming there is no usable W7 configuration or setting).
Ran into a similar problem trying to add ODBC to an exisitng client installation.
Tracked the problem down to the oraparam.ini file. The relative entry for JRE_LOCATION was an empty directory.
Replaced the entry with the location of current jre and install worked fine.