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Posted - 07/15/2002 :  08:22:22  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage
Montesh writes "Situation: Link Oracle Database to SQL Server 2000

I have been succesful to link Oracle Server to SQL Server 2000 "using the Microsoft Ole DB provider for Oracle"
now i am unable to fire the following
"Select OLinkServer.OraDatabase.User.TABLE " from the query analyser of the SQL SErver where the OradDatabase is linked to

please let me know all the possible ways to overcome the problems

I have already checked for the case sesitivity, the login issue , the registry settings given on the Microsoft Site but all in vain.

If there could something i have missed possibly let me know"

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Posted - 07/15/2002 :  09:05:50  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage
I've found that when creating a linked server to Oracle sources, I need to include a full OLE DB provider string for both the product name and provider string settings:

sp_addlinkedserver @server = 'LinkedServerName',
@srvproduct = 'Provider=MSDORA;Data Source=OracleServerName;User ID=username;Password=password;Initial Catalog=OracleDBName',
@provider = 'MSDORA',
@datasrc = 'OracleServerName',
@provstr = 'Provider=MSDORA;Data Source=OracleServerName;User ID=username;Password=password;Initial Catalog=OracleDBName',
@catalog = 'OracleDBName'

I know it's redundant to have to do all that, but it was the only way for me to get it to connect properly.

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