Programmatic Interfaces Calling OCIW32.DLL Do Not Work With Oracle's Instant Client Software (Doc ID 735508.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Provider for OLE DB - Version: 10.2.0.3 to 11.1.0.6.20 - Release: 10.2 to
Oracle ODBC Driver - Version: 10.2.0.3.0 to 11.1.0.6.0]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)

Symptoms

You are using the Oracle Instant Client with one of the following interfaces...

And you receive the following error or a similar error...

"The Oracle(tm) client and networking components were not found. These components are supplied by Oracle Corporation and are part of the Oracle Version 7.3 (or greater) client software installation.

You will be unable to use this driver until these components have been installed."

NOTE: If you use a Complete Oracle Client install the problem does not occur.

Cause

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