6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2010 6:52 PM by 730306

    cx_Oracle  issue

      Hi All,

      When I try to create a connection to Oracle 10g DB using cx_Oracle library I get the error message: cx_Oracle.DatabaseError: ORA-24315: illegal attribute type

      The DB is installed on the same machine I am running the code. Is there anything I am doing wrong or any mistakes in the syntax?? Below is the code for your reference:

      Python 2.6.1 (r261:67517, Dec 4 2008, 16:51:00)
      MSC v.15
      Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more
      import cx_Oracle>>> connection_string = "system/mypass@GLOBAL">>> connection = cx_Oracle.Connection(connection_string)Traceback (most recent call last):  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>cx_Oracle.DatabaseError: ORA-24315: illegal attribute typeThanks,Abdul                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
        • 1. Re: cx_Oracle  issue
          Works ok in my environment (note I'm using python 2.5).

          $ ipython
          Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Jul 31 2008, 17:28:52)
          Type "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.

          In [1]: import cx_Oracle as ora

          In [2]: con_str = "i/me@mine"

          In [3]: con = ora.connect(con_str)

          In [4]: type(con)
          Out[4]: &lt;type 'cx_Oracle.Connection'&gt;

          In [5]: con = ora.Connection(con_str)

          In [6]: type(con)
          Out[6]: &lt;type 'cx_Oracle.Connection'&gt;
          Q: what is the output if you do:



          • 2. Re: cx_Oracle  issue
            Traceback (most recent call last):
            File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
            NameError: name 'connection' is not defined
            • 3. Re: cx_Oracle  issue
              I asked for connection_string, not connection. Also I'm assuming you're running it in the same python session you run the previous code you show us. Is that right?
              • 4. Re: cx_Oracle  issue
                Here is the code.....

                Python 2.6.1 (r261:67517, Dec 4 2008, 16:51:00) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
                Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
                import cx_Oracle
                connection_string = "system/mypass@GLOBAL"
                connection = cx_Oracle.Connection(connection_string)
                Traceback (most recent call last):
                File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
                cx_Oracle.DatabaseError: ORA-24315: illegal attribute type
                <type 'str'>

                I am doing all this under the same python session.
                • 5. Re: cx_Oracle  issue
                  Since I was unable to find out what is happening, I forwarded your problem to the cx-oracle-users list. You can find an answer over there. Here's [the link|http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=cx-oracle-users&max_rows=25&style=nested&viewmonth=200812&viewday=19].
                  • 6. Re: cx_Oracle  issue
                    I encountered this problem today, and there was no answer on the web.
                    This is what I learned, although it is embarassing to admit. I had installed
                    the Ora11g version of cx_Oracle, but the database is Ora10g. I deleted
                    the Ora11g cx_Oracle files, installed the Ora10g version, and everything