Ora-28500 Connecting To Sql Server Using Generic Connectivity With Hash '#' In the Password (Doc ID 817454.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.1.0.6 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 28-Jan-2013***


Symptoms

-- Problem Statement:
Upgraded RDBMS to 10.2.0.4 from 10.1.0.4 and now connections to SQL Server using Generic Connectivity are not working -

select count(1) from test_table@dblink
*
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-28500: connection from ORACLE to a non-Oracle system returned this message:
[Generic Connectivity Using ODBC][Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Login failed for
user 'test_oracle'. (SQL State: 28000; SQL Code: 18456)
ORA-02063: preceding 2 lines from DBLINK


Cause

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