Error ORA-06401 while connecting to ORACLE via DBTools.h++

Article ID: 791
Last updated: 05 Feb, 2008
Article ID: 791
Last updated: 05 Feb, 2008
Revision: 1
Views: 9305
Posted: 26 Jun, 1997
by Dean J.
Updated: 05 Feb, 2008
by Dean J.
Problem


While trying to connect to ORACLE Server via DBTools.h++, I get the following error:
ORA-06401:netcmn:invalid driver designator


Cause


This error usually happens if the tnsnames.ora file is missing. This is the case when the server and the client are installed on the same machine. In this case ORACLE does not require SQLNET.


Action


DBTools.h++ usually expects the client to use SQLNET to connect to his server. In this case, you must talk to your database admin about how to connect the ORACLE database. Sometimes, passing the string 2:serverName as the default server name helps. (Personal Oracle).
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Article ID: 791
Last updated: 05 Feb, 2008
Revision: 1
Views: 9305
Posted: 26 Jun, 1997 by Dean J.
Updated: 05 Feb, 2008 by Dean J.

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