[erlang-questions] Erlang Oracle ODBC connectivity question.

Dana.RUBINO <>
Mon Sep 29 14:49:20 CEST 2008

Hi Robby,

I have progressed slightly.

Turns out I needed to set the %ORACLE_HOME% environment variable (this wasn't on the man page).

It now produces the following error:

        1> {ok, Ref} = odbc:connect("DSN=HWHU;UID=auid;PWD=apwd", []).

        =ERROR REPORT==== 29-Sep-2008::13:40:00 ===
        ODBC: received unexpected info: {tcp_closed,#Port<0.106>}

        ** exception error: no match of right hand side value {error, connection_closed}

        =ERROR REPORT==== 29-Sep-2008::13:40:00 ===
        ** Generic server <0.39.0> terminating
        ** Last message in was {#Port<0.104>,{exit_status,23}}
        ** When Server state == {state,#Port<0.104>,
        ** Reason for termination ==
        ** {port_exit,collecting_of_driver_information_faild}

I am using 10g and have checked the correct ODBC driver is installed (version from Oracle)

Are you suggesting using an MS implementation of the Oracle ODBC driver?

Many Thanks,

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Raschke [mailto:]
Sent: 29 September 2008 13:45
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Erlang Oracle ODBC connectivity question.

Which ODBC Driver is your DSN HWHU using?

I ask, because I have had difficulties using the Oracle ODBC driver in the past. I wasn't using Erlang at the time though, but got the same error message. For me, the Microsoft Oracle driver worked fine and I stopped investigating.


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