Microsoft Access Client Hangs Trying To Link Table Over Database Link (Doc ID 1906549.1)

Last updated on JULY 18, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Oracle ODBC Driver - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Database link hangs when attempting to link a table from Microsoft Access 2010 to Oracle database using Oracle ODBC driver.

The issue can be consistently reproducible with below scenario.

1. Have 2 databases, Local database (A) and remote database (B). Create a database link between the 2 databases.
2. Create a public synonym in database A for a view in database B.
3. Using MS Access, create a linked table to consume public synonym from database A.

Cause

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