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Ora-28500 Errors Using DG4ODBC on 64-bit Platforms (Doc ID 782190.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
HP-UX Itanium


Running 11g HS Connectivity - Database Gateway for ODBC (DG4ODBC) - on a 64-bit platform, the following error can occur :

ORA-28500 - connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message

1. A DG4ODBC debug trace can show the following errors : 

Failed to load ODBC library symbol: /usr/lib/
Exiting hgolofn, rc=28500 at 2009/02/11-11:08:17
Exiting hgoinit, rc=28500 at 2009/02/11-11:08:17 with error ptr FILE:hgoinit.c LINE:294
FUNCTION:hgoinit() ID:Loading ODBC aray of function ptrs


2. A select can give the following errors when trying to connect to DB2 on AIX using the IBM ODBC driver and UnixODBC driver manager :

SQL > select sysdate from dual@DG4ODBC;
select sysdate from dual@DG4ODBC
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:
[unixODBC][Driver Manager]Driver's SQLAllocHandle on SQL_HANDLE_HENV failed {IM004}
ORA-02063: preceding 2 lines from DG4ODBC

A select using ISQL and the same ODBC driver works successfully.



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