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Access and Oracle?

Michael Taylor
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Joined: Apr 17, 2001
Posts: 17
I have only used JAVA with an Access Database (while in school). Is there a major difference on how I connect to an Oracle database? Is it just a matter of setting up the the ODBC driver on the PC for Oracle? And if so, which file do I direct it to? I am about to graduate and they have never used an Oracle database to connect to, except for when we were using Oracle Forms.
Thanks,
Michael
Jamie Robertson
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Joined: Jul 09, 2001
Posts: 1879

if you continue to use the same driver, the process will be the same. However, if you upgrade to a Oracle database you might want to upgrade from an odbc driver to an Oracle driver(classes12.zip) at http://technet.oracle.com/software/tech/java/sqlj_jdbc/htdocs/listing.htm
the Oracle drivers are a type 4 driver(pure java) and have much more functionality than the odbc drivers.
Jamie
[This message has been edited by Jamie Robertson (edited August 14, 2001).]
Michael Taylor
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 17, 2001
Posts: 17
Thank you, I will take a look at that link a little later. I am sure I will have more questions after that. Also, with this new driver do you have to map to a specific file? If so, which one do I use for the Oracle Database? I have only used Oracle databases within Oracle software, so I only had to log into the correct schema to use them.
Thanks,
Michael
 
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