Oracle ODBC Driver is Installed but Does Not Show Up in the ODBC Administrator (Doc ID 260764.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver - Version 8.0.5.1 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Generic Windows
***Checked for relevance on 31-Jul-2013***

Symptoms

You have installed the 32 bit Oracle client software on a 32 bit operating system, but when you look in the ODBC Administrator you do not see the driver listed under the "Drivers" tab and hence cannot create a Data Source Name (DSN) against the Oracle ODBC Driver.

The following conditions are also true:

  o If you check the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) you will see that the
    Oracle ODBC Driver shows up as being installed.

  o If you check the registry at the following location

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ODBC\ODBCINST.INI

    - you will see that there is a folder with the name of the Oracle ODBC
      Driver containing the appropriate keys and

    - inside the "ODBC Drivers" folder there is the name of the Oracle ODBC
      Driver with a value of "Installed"

The ODBC Driver appears to be installed correctly but is unable to be used.

NOTE: if you have installed 32 bit software on a 64 bit operating system, please refer to the following Note: <Note 308645.1> - 32-Bit ODBC Driver Not Listed in 64-Bit Microsoft ODBC Administrator

 

Cause

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