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Why do I get error "Initialization function SQLAllocConnect not found" when using Oracle® Heterogenous Services (hsODBC) on AIX?

Last Reviewed:
11th June 2013


On AIX, this problem occurs because hsODBC is linked against libodbc.so but the unixODBC you are using contains libodbc.so.1 in the libodbc.a archive. To check this:

  1. cd /usr/local/easysoft/unixODBC/lib


    cd /lib


    cd unixODBC_install_dir
  2. ar -X32_64 -tv libodbc.a

If this shows the archive contains libodbc.so.1 this is your problem and the solution is:

  1. Become root or whoever you need to be to create files in the unixODBC lib subdirectory.
  2. cd /usr/local/easysoft/unixODBC/lib


    cd /lib


    cd unixODBC_install_dir
  3. ar -X32_64 -xv libodbc.a

    This should extract the file libodbc.so.1 to the current directory.

  4. Rename libodbc.so.1:
    mv libodbc.so.1 libodbc.so
  5. Point HSODBC at it directly by amending the HS_FDS_SHAREABLE_NAME in your init[name].ora file to be:
    HS_FDS_SHAREABLE_NAME = /usr/local/easysoft/unixODBC/lib/libodbc.so

Restart your Oracle® listener. Your link should now work.

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