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Problem connecting to Oracle 9i ( using PHP on Windows IIS & SQL Server

user10684202 Member Posts: 2
edited Aug 21, 2015 9:43PM in PHP

I'm trying to connect to our Oracle 9i ( db using PHP run on Windows Server, IIS & SQL Server and I get the following error when using the oci_connect() command:

PHP Fatal error:  Call to undefined function oci_connect() in C:\inetpub\drupal7\www\bomquery.php on line 13

It is an intranet server setup to use Drupal 7.38.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit server)

IIS 7.5 (comes with Server 2008 R2)

SQL Server 2014 Express

PHP 5.6.12

The php extension (php_oci8.dll) didn't come with PHP 5.6.12 so I added the dll manually and then added and enabled the extension to php.ini.

Downloaded and used php_oci8.dll from:

Downloaded and extracted Oracle Instantclient to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\instantclient_11_2

Pointed System Properties -> Environment Variables -> PATH to %windir%\SysWOW64\instantclient_11_2

Any suggestions would be grateful. If the issue is resolved, I'll post a tutorial since I've been struggling for the past while to get it to work and it's super difficult finding any resources online that can help with this.


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