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New Install of SQL*Plus Instant Client Fails with SP2-750 when Trying to Start (Doc ID 333117.1)

Last updated on JULY 14, 2022

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
IBM AIX Based Systems (64-bit)


New install of Oracle Instant Client version of sqlplus is failing when attempting to start.

Error 6 initializing SQL*Plus
Message file sp1<lang>.msb not found
SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME to your Oracle software directory

In this example, Instant_Client zip file is downloaded into:

After unzip, sqlplus executable is found in:


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