"Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed" When Trying To Add Connection (Doc ID 1219335.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Data Provider for .NET - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.1 - Release: 10.2 to 11.2
Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.1   [Release: 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

Symptoms

Oracle Data Provider for .Net version 11.1.0.7.20 2.x
Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET version 11.1.0.7.20
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

When trying to add a connection in the Server Explorer in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008. The following error occurs "Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed". However, the customer is still able to connect using the Test Connection option in the Add Connection Screen.

Cause

Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms