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 JANUARY 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 8.1.7.0 to 11.2.0.2 [Release 8.1.7 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Checked for relevancy on 17-NOV-2010
***Checked for relevance on 25-Apr-2013***

Symptoms

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"

 

Cause

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