Open A ODP.NET Connection Results in an Empty ORACLEEXCEPTION (Doc ID 1051350.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Data Provider for .NET - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.1 - Release: 10.2 to 10.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Attempting to connect to Oracle using ODP.Net and Instant Client, where a Full Client is also present on the machine, fails with an empty exception. The exception contains no error message or error code.

The connection works fine if there is no Full Client present.

Cause

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