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Select Using Generic Connectivity on Windows Fails With ORA-28500: Data Source Name Not Found and SQL State: IM002 (Doc ID 241344.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
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A select using a HSODBC or DG4ODBC database link fails with errors -

ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned
this message: 
[Transparent gateway for ODBC][Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager]
Data source name not found and no default driver specified
(SQL State: IM002; SQL Code: 0)
ORA-02063: "preceding %s%s from %s%s"



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