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RDBPROD: Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio F.A.Q. (Doc ID 564982.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Server on OpenVMS - Version 7.3 and later
Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio - Version 7.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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Purpose

This FAQ will answer questions that may come up when using the Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET (ORDT) or Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .Net (ORDP) for oder versions. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Microsoft Visual Studio .Net and the .Net Framework, and with the Oracle Rdb Product Family.

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What is the difference between the Oracle Data Provider and the Oracle Rdb Data Provider?
 Where can you download Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET?
 What is the difference between "Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .NET" and "Oracle Rdb Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET"
 How to install ORDT/ORDP? There are two MSI files and two SETUP files. Which one to take?
 Where can more installation hints be found?
 Is there anything needed on server side to use the Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .Net?
 The Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .Net is already installed, but Oracle Support is asking for the version. How to get this information?
 The following error comes up: “Internal Error : Unable to load DLL 'RdbNet.dll'”. What is the reason?
 Where to find an example to test the Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .Net?
 Which protocol to use for an SQL/Services service? SQLSERVICES or OCI?
 How to specify the connection string to use the Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .Net?
 Oracle Support asked to switch on ORDP Tracing. How to do that?
 How to send the trace information to a file?
 It is possible in Visual Studio .Net to browse through database objects in an Oracle RDBMS database, using ODP. How to do that with Oracle Rdb, using ORDP?
 Isn't it possible to use a JDBC multi-process thin server with connection type THIN? It fails with an access violation.
 Accentuated strings are incorrectly returned, e.g. "Genève" as "Gen?ve". Why?
 What does the FetchSize property mean?
 Which parameter bindings are allowed? Only by name? Or by position?
 How do transactions work in the Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .Net?
 Can distributed transactions be used with the Oracle Rdb Data Provider for .Net?
 How to insert BLOBs into the database using ORDP, and how to retrieve them back?
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