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Oracle OLEDB Provider - General Information and Common Questions (Doc ID 90016.1)

Last updated on MARCH 26, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Provider for OLE DB - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
***Checked for relevance on 26-Mar-2019***


This FAQ provides general information and common questions on Oracle OLEDB Provider.

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Questions and Answers
 What is the Oracle OLEDB Provider and how does it work?
 What version of the Oracle client software must I have to be able to use Oracle OLEDB Provider in my code?
 What version of the Oracle Database may I run against using Oracle OLEDB Provider?
 What are the system requirements needed to use the Oracle OLEDB Provider?
 Does Oracle OLEDB provider support LOBs?
 I receive "Run-Time error: '-2147217900 (80040e14)'" when trying to run a stored procedure. How can I overcome this error?
 How do I establish a connection to the database?
 Can I use O.S. Authentication with the Oracle OLEDB Provider?
 Are query timeouts supported by the Oracle OLEDB Provider?
 How can I execute a stored procedure with the Oracle OLEDB Provider?
 Are there limitations on the size of large objects (BLOB, CLOB, NCLOB, BFILE)?
 Does Oracle OLEDB support complex datatypes?
 When I execute my code the following error is generated: 'ADO could not find the specified provider', what is the cause of this error?
 I would like to update a rowset which is created using a REF CURSOR. Is this possible?
 Why does the Microsoft OLE DB Provider and the Oracle OLEDB Provider return different string lengths on VARCHAR2?
 Why am I seeing differences in values for a scaled decimal variant?
 I receive the following error when I call my stored procedure: 'ORA-00900: invalid SQL Statement.' What causes this error?
 Does Oracle OLEDB Provider support the .NET Framework?
 Does Oracle OLEDB Provider support multiple Oracle Homes?
 Does Oracle OLEDB Provider support Kerberos Authentication?

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