Easysoft Data Access

Why do I get the error "ORACLE_HOME environment variable not set"?

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Last Reviewed:
20th February 2006
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There are two possible solutions for Easysoft servers (OOB Server, JOB Server, Easysoft XML-ODBC Server) running on Unix:

Here is an additional solution if you are using the Easysoft XML-ODBC Server:

It is also possible to set environment variables such as ORACLE_HOME in the unixODBC odbc.ini file by using the DMEnvAttr attribute.

It would be unlikely for this issue to happen on a Microsoft Windows platform as the ORACLE_HOME environment is set as a system environment when installing the Oracle server software.

Note If you are using the Instant Client, you will need to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH instead of ORACLE_HOME. Use the appropriate method to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to specify the location where the Instant Client is installed. For example:

  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/path/to/instant_client
  export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
   
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