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Cannot get ODBC to work with Instant Client

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I am having problems getting ODBC working with instant client. This is what I have done so far:

1. I installed Instant Client from this page:

The file I downloaded was:

2. Next, I installed SQL*Plus with this file:

Now I have SQL*Plus working with instant client.

3. After that I downloaded for ODBC.

4. I unzipped the odbc zip file into the Instant Client folder and ran odbc_install.exe. Now I have 'Oracle in instantclient 10_2' showing up in the drivers tab of ODBC Data Source Administrator.

5. Now, if I try to add add a DSN and choose 'Oracle in instantclient 10_2' as the data source, I get an error "ODBC Administrator has stopped working" (

I can add DSNs using any other data source without problems. The aforementioned error comes up only when I use 'Oracle in instantclient 10_2' as the data source.

Can someone please let me know how to resolve this?

I am running Windows Vista Business edition 32-bit.

Thanks & Regards,
Ubaidullah Nubar.

Edited by: unubar on Dec 17, 2012 9:42 PM


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