Connection Error ORA-28500 Using 11.1.0.6 DG4MSQL - Invalid Connection String Attribute (Doc ID 1490480.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Database Gateway for SQL Server - Version 11.1.0.6 to 11.1.0.6 [Release 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The following select using the 11.1.0.6 Database Gateway for SQL*Server (DG4MSQL) produces the following errors -

select * from dual@GTW_LINK ;
  *
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:
[Oracle][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Named Pipes]Specified SQL server not found.[Oracle][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Named Pipes]ConnectionOpen (CreateFile()).[Oracle][ODBC SQL Server Driver]Invalid connection string attribute
ORA-02063: preceding 2 lines from GTW_LINK

Cause

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