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Error: The dynamic link library orasql8.dll could not be found in the specified path

Error Message

Trying to CONNECT from ArcInfo Workstation 9.x on Windows to Oracle 9i produces the error message:

"The dynamic link library orasql8.dll could not be found in the specified path"

Cause

The CONNECT command is using the $ARCHOME/bin/dbi_oracle executable. By default this executable is programmed to use Oracle 8i libraries.

Solution or Workaround

Change the ORACLE.DBS file to reference a newer executable that is programmed to use Oracle 9i libraries.
<a href='http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/techarticles/detail/26645' target='_blank'>How To: CONNECT to Oracle 9i on Windows using ArcInfo Workstation 9.0</a>

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