ORA-28500 - 'TO_NUMBER' Is Not A Recognized Built-in Function Name.{42000,NativeErr = 195}[Oracle] Using DG4MSQL (Doc ID 1479990.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 09, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Database Gateway for SQL Server - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using Oracle Database Gateway for SQL*Server (DG4MSQL) version 11.2.0.x running on a Windows 64 bit platform , the following error occurs when issuing a sql statement from an Oracle 11.2.0.3 server running on Solaris 64 bit platform.

 Error] Execution (5: 14): ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:
[Oracle][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]'xxxxx' is not a recognized built-in function name. {42000,NativeErr = 195}[Oracle][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Statement(s) could not be prepared. {42000,NativeErr = 8180}
ORA-02063: preceding 2 lines from PIVOTAL_DATABASE 

 where 'xxxxx' is any function like TO_DATE, TO_NUMBER , NVL etc

In addition these other issues can happen -

(1) 'Describe' of a SQL Server table shows all datatypes to be varchar even though they are not
(2) Some data being returned where printed in raw format or non legible characters

 

Cause

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