Error: "Bad public user name or password. Unable to Load OCI.DLL;" When Using P6 Professional Release 15.2 or Later (Doc ID 2066660.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 07, 2016

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Professional Project Management - Version 15.2.0.0 and later
Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 15.2.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When attempting to configure the P6 database alias to an Oracle Database using P6 Professional 64-bit, the following error occurs when validating the connection:

ERROR
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Bad public user name or password. Unable to Load OCI.DLL;

Changes

The following environmental changes can occur to trigger this issue:

This error can also occur when there is no Oracle Database or Client installed on the machine.

Cause

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