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isql: symbol lookup error: SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW

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I am trying to connect to an oracle database on remote machine using ODBC.

I am using x86_64 Linux CentOS 5 machine.
I configured ODBC as per the directions in

I created system DSN for oracle 11g in /etc/odbc.ini and Driver in /etc/odbcinst.ini

my ORACLE_HOME and LD_LIBRARY_PATH are configured accordingly.

I installed the Driver and System DSN using odbcinst.

When I use isql to connect to the remote oracle. I get the following error.

[user1@lin64 ~]# isql -v Oracle11gODBCDriver user password
isql: symbol lookup error: /home/user1/app/user1/product/11.1.0/client_1/lib/ undefined symbol: SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW

I am completely lost on this. I dont know what to do with the error.

When I do strace, last few lines output:

open("/usr/lib/", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
open("/home/user1/app/user1/product/11.1.0/client_1/rdbms/mesg/ocius.msb", O_RDONLY) = 6
fcntl(6, F_SETFD, FD_CLOEXEC) = 0
lseek(6, 0, SEEK_SET) = 0
read(6, "\25\23\"\1\23\3\t\t\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"..., 256) = 256
lseek(6, 512, SEEK_SET) = 512
read(6, "\337y\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"..., 512) = 512
lseek(6, 1024, SEEK_SET) = 1024
read(6, "\25\7\'\0072\7>\7j\7\276\17$\'\6K5S\24TfT\307T(VsV\222V\6W"..., 86) = 86
brk(0x145dd000) = 0x145dd000
times(NULL) = 431290328
writev(2, [{"isql", 4}, {": ", 2}, {"symbol lookup error", 19}, {": ", 2}, {"/home/user1/app/user1/produc"..., 70}, {": ", 2}, {"undefined symbol: SQLGetPrivateP"..., 45}, {"", 0}, {"", 0}, {"\n", 1}], 10isql: symbol lookup error: /home/user1/app/user1/product/11.1.0/client_1/lib/ undefined symbol: SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW
) = 145
exit_group(127) = ?

When I type:

[user1@lin64 ~]# nm /home/user1/app/user1/product/11.1.0/client_1/lib/ | grep SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW
U SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW

Please help me on this.
  • 1. Re: isql: symbol lookup error: SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW
    damorgan Oracle ACE Director
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    You are using a non-Oracle certified tool to access an Oracle database on a non-supported operating system.

    Why not go with supported tools and supported configurations? They have the advantage that they work.
  • 2. Re: isql: symbol lookup error: SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW
    646831 Newbie
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    Thanks for your reply.

    Here is the complete situation we are in.

    We are trying to connect to Oracle's TimesTen Database from a Rails Application.
    I cannot find Rails Adapter to connect to TimesTen Database.
    But there is odbc adapter for Rails.

    So we are planning to configure DSN here on linux for Remote Oracle and trying to connect to the remote database.

    If not possible we have to try atleast both Rails App and TimesTen on the same machine.
    Then also we need to go thru ODBC-adapter.

    we are using isql as a simple tool to test DSN.

  • 3. Re: isql: symbol lookup error: SQLGetPrivateProfileStringW
    164043 Explorer
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    The problem is not in the supportability, the problem lies in the fact that this driver is untested and doesn't work.
    I was able to successfully do the trick with the ODBC driver for 10.2 but the 11g version doesn't work, it's missing
    a symbol. For your information, this driver doesn't work even on OEL 5.2, which is supported. Just blasting people for using the unsupported combination will not change the fact that neither dg4odbc nor the ODBC
    driver itself are working. Both are hopelessly broken.

    If you ever asked yourself why is the adoption of 11g so slow, the answer is that is largely untested and significant parts of it don't work. I had a problem with fast switchover to standby which did work in one direction, but could not get back and I still have a problem with ODBC drivers which are programmed sloppily. I suggested my management not to go to 11g for at least another year. New features of 11g are fascinating but the software quality is appalling, to put it mildly. There are show stopping bugs all over the place.

    Other than that, my understanding of this forum is that it is intended for a free form exchange of information. Blasting people for testing possibilities doesn't seem like the right answer to me. On the other hand, any
    other answer would be inconsistent with Dan Morgan.