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SQL Developer 22.x on MacOS Using OCI/Thick Client Connection Fails With Exception " Cannot run program" (Doc ID 2886087.1)

Last updated on JULY 27, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 22.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : SQL Developer 22.2 version
       MacOS 11.3.1 on Intel x86-64

Integrate Instant Client 19.8 per instructions in:
     Note: 2121278.1 How To Integrate the Oracle Client and OCI Thick Drivers with SQL Developer.

When try to test the Oracle Client configuration, get the following error:

  The target Oracle Client Test Results cannot be started because an exception was thrown: Cannot run program
  "/Applications/" (in directory
  "/Applications/"): error=2, No such file or directory

The Oracle Client does not work.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to Oracle SQL Developer > Preferences > Database > Advanced.
2. Click Configure under "Use Oracle Client".
3. Set Client Type to "Instant Client" and Client Location to "/<path>/instantclient_19_8".
4. Click Test.

Error specified above.

The Oracle Client does not work. The sqldeveloper.oci.available property is false.

Expected result:
Test succeeds.

Use SQL Developer 21.4.3. The Oracle Client works with that version.


 Upgrade to SQL Developer 22.2.


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