OleDb.Net vs. ODBC.Net Connection to Oracle

I want to connect to an Oracle database, and I understand that I can use either the OleDB.Net data provider or the ODBC.Net data provider for my connection.  Does it matter which one I use?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Would appreciate any input.
12/18/2003 3:37:40 PM
asp.net.oracle 2269 articles. 0 followers. Follow

3 Replies

Similar Articles

[PageSpeed] 16

ODBC is slower than OleDb. because ODBC has to talk to OleDbProvider then OleDbProvider will talk to Oracle Db. Instead if you are able to use OleDb straight to DB then it will be faster.
12/19/2003 5:49:53 AM
If you only have THOSE choices, I would take OleDb over ODBC any day. If you are using Framework 1.1, you have the choice of using the Microsoft Oracle Provider. There are some pains with it, but it works fine for my application (other devs have mentioned a problem with the drivers and Oracle 9i, but I have not experienced any -- I believe it is their coding knowledge of ADO.NET). 

You also have the option of downloading the ODP from http://technet.oracle.com (also maps to otn.oracle.com). These drivers are built by Oracle and should not have any compatibility problems with Oracle.
Gregory A. Beamer
Author: ADO.NET and XML: ASP.NET on the Edge

Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.
12/22/2003 4:15:23 PM
One possible reason for using ODBC would be if you were trying to talk to an outdated/unsupported Oracle 7.x database.  I had this problem while trying to develop (last year) an app that would talk to 7.3 and 8i- neither the Oracle OLEDB provider or the Microsoft Provider for Oracle would talk correctly to 7.3- only Microsoft ODBC worked.

However, if your server has the 9i client installed, you won't be able to talk to Oracle 7.x anyway! (9i absolutely positively will NOT talk to 7.x by design.) You can have the 8i client installed, which will allow downward communcation with Oracle 7.x, and upward communcation with 9i, if your environment demands such.
Even further; if you have to interconnect with 9i and 7.x, you can set up a temporary "bridge" server. Load it with 8i (if you can still find it on the shelves), and create a database link in it to the 7.x database. Then your 9i "real" server talks to the 8i "bridge" server, and the 8i bridge server can talk to the 7.3 database. Obviously this is a headache all around, for speed, resources, stability, common sense, etc. :) But you really shouldn't be using 7.x or 8i anymore, they're both unsupported by Oracle- and that means further that you really shouldn't be using ODBC!
And I agree with venktesh & Cowboy- use the newest technology you can. It's the only way you and your application will get the most benefit.

12/22/2003 5:39:19 PM

Similar Artilces:

urgent: .NET Provider for Oracle or Oracle Data Provider for .NET
If I want to access Oracle DB in ASP.NET application, and I am using .NET Provider for Oracle or Oracle Data Provider for .NET, should I have to install OracleClient on my .NET server? Is there other choice? Thank you very much.Johnson Johnson2007:should I have to install OracleClient on my .NET server?  You have to options1. install the ODP.NET on your web serverOR2. put the oracle assemblies in your BIN directory   Hi jimmy,Thank you for you reply. Because I could not find a server right now, I should test it first before I agree or disagree with you, as most articles I...

vb.net vs c#.net vs j#.net
just out of curiousity which looks, acts most like java? i'm still learning trying to used to vb.net but it seems that it was easier to do some stuff with java. C# is Java++ in my opinion. If you have done C or Jave you will prefer C#.Mike Schellenberger - MCAD If you are looking for language similar to java go for J#. However most code samples you find on the net will be in VB.NET and C#....

Return an Oracle Ref Cursor to a .NET DataReader object by using the .NET Managed Provider for Oracle
Hello, I am wondering if anyone in this community knows the shorter way to return an Oracle Ref Cursor to a .NET DataReader object by using the .NET Managed Provider for Oracle, something likereturn (IDataReader) SqlHelper.ExecuteReader(ConnectionString, "GET_ACCOUNT", Id); instead of using the way below (look at the C# code) Stored Procedure create or replace PROCEDURE "GET_ACCOUNT" ( p_ID IN ACCOUNT.ID%type, retCursor OUT SA.MYGEN.sqlcur ) IS BEGIN OPEN retCursor FOR SELECT ID, NAME FROM ACCOUNT WHERE ID = p_ID ; ...

What are the diffrences between OLEDB.Net and ODBC.NET
 What are the diffrences between OLEDB.Net and ODBC.NET adilahmed  FYI, i am providing some links, which describes about the differences between OLEDB.Net and ODBC.Nethttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/HA010346361033.aspxhttp://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7823http://www.dotnetmonster.com/Uwe/Forum.aspx/dotnet-ado-net/3456/ODBC-net-Vs-OleDB-net-which-is-Better Thanks and RegardsNimesh PrabhakarMark this post as "ANSWER", if it helped you.. ODBC is Open Data Base Connectivity, which is a connection method to data sources and other things. It requires that...

Problem with Oracle Stored Procedures using ODP.NET in VB.NET (VS 2003)
This is the stored procedure,Procedure RetrieveReservations(pProperty In Varchar2,pResHeaderId In Varchar2,pEmail In Varchar2,pPasswd In Varchar2,ResultSet In Out ResCursor);This is the old .asp code (part of it)objConn.ConnectionString = Application("BackEndConnection_ConnectionString")objConn.Open objComm.ActiveConnection = objConn objComm.CommandText = "internet_package.RetrieveReservations"objComm.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc objComm.Parameters.Append objComm.CreateParameter("pProperty", adVarChar , adParamInput, 8, Request.QueryString("propid"))objComm.Parameters.Append objComm.Crea...

which is shou i use? Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Data Provider for Oracle and the Oracle Data Provider for .NET
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Data Provider for Oracle and the Oracle Data Provider for .NETI am confused?Which is better or which one should I use?BTW, I am going to use .net 2.0 with oracle 9. Can anyone tell me what shou I use for working with oracle database?Thanks very much in advance!Justin Oracle's data provider has more functionality than Microsoft's.If your doing transaction processing you can have SAVEPOINTs, which Microsoft's data provider does not provide.Also, Oracle has PL/SQL Associative Arrays which are very powerful.Oracle also allows you to bind parameters by name and pos...

------_=_NextPart_001_01C6429F.D89AA417 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Hello, Net::LDAP Net::LDAPS Is there a possible to LDAP bind with an encrypted (SHA, SSHA, CRYPT, ....) password? I don't like to write the secret password to the perl file. Best regards Barbara Wilbert ------_=_NextPart_001_01C6429F.D89AA417-- Wilbert Barbara (CI/OSI) * wrote: > Hello, > > Net::LDAP > Net::LDAPS > > Is there a possible to LDAP bind with an encrypted (SHA, SSHA, CRYPT, > ......

Support for dw.NET 2.5 in VS 2008, .NET framework 3.5 and Oracle 10.2g
Hi, I intend to use the datawindow.NET 2.5 in VS 2008 (.NET framework 3.5) using a Oracle 10.2g database as a backend and later using Oracle 11g as backend. Can someone please let me know if the product is supported in the environments mentioned. All help will be highly appreciated and many thanks in advance. Regards Hasan Kasamali On Nov 24, 3:06=A0am, Hasan Kasamali wrote: > Hi, > > I intend to use the datawindow.NET 2.5 in VS 2008 (.NET > framework 3.5) using a Oracle 10.2g database as a backend > and later using Oracle 11g as backend. > > Can ...

VS.NET 2005 vs VS.NET 2003
I have used VS.NET 2003 extensively and exploited all features like drag and drop functions for creating components, drag and drop data access components...For example VS.NET 2003 allows creating sqldataadapter for table mapping , stored proc parameters mappings etc..We can drag pretty much any object on component designer....Not it seems like all that gone...VS.NET 2005, there is no way we can drag the typed dataset, sqldata adapter, sqlcommand on forms designer . There is no concept of component. There is no component designer any more....Biggest flaw i found is sqldatasource and...

Oracle connection in VS.net giving error
Hi, I am trying to add a database connection from within VS.net for an Oracle OLEDB database. The host string is "DEV1" username is "scott/tiger" then i get a TNS error . If i try to connect to the same database with toad it works.. Any ideas why this is failing.. I do not have SQL server and so will have to use Oracle for all experiments. I wanted to actually create a TDS after i connect to this database.Any help is appreciated.  Thanks and RegardsNirumaThe difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!  Hi, Cracked this. Actually instead of selecting "Microsof...

VS.NET 2005 vs VS.NET 2003 #2
why there is no datagrid anymore when i drag the tables in design view? it's the gridview,and where is the data adapter. How will i connect the tables now? Here are a couple videos on the new Data model in VS2005.  I think you will find it much easier to use.  I have watch the first one, but the second is by Fritz Onion.  I think there is an Advanced Data Binding Video in the same series done by him as well. ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series: Data MSDN Webcast: Essential ASP.NET for the Web Developer (Part 5 of 15): Introduction to Data Binding (Level 200) Hope this helpsTh...

VS.NET Projects on the Net
If I'm done with a project/solution that I created with IIS(Localhost) and VS.NET, what files from the solution will I need to upload to the host? (Host in this case is Brinkster(Free Plan)) only the aspx and ascx files ... in the bin folder you will need the compiled dll files ... Also in the root you need: web.config and flobal.asax That's itVerhoeven Bart MCSD.NET Technical Project Leader There is only 2 files in the .bin folder. ..dll file and .pdb All the ACSX and ASPX files are in the project's folder. When ever I try building the project, I get nothing in the B...

VS.NET 2003 to VS.Net 2005
Hi   I just converetd my VS.Net 2003 project to VS.NET 2005 using the convert wizard in Visual Studio 2005 Web Application Project. It compiled with no build errors and a few warnings. When Iam trying to view the project, then it gives me 404 error. Can someone help ? Thanks Could you confirm you are using WAP (Web Application Projects) versus the built-in WSP (Web Site model)? If you have a project file after converting, then you are using WAP. Could you post the actual 404 error you got? Also, did you set your start page in the converted project?  -Mike-...

Vs.Net 2002 and Vs.Net 2003
Hello: I've one question that keeps messing with my head, I want to know if you have: 1. VS.Net 2002 with Framework 1.0 and 1.1 in the same PC, which Framework it compiles apps for? 2. VS.Net 2003 with Framework 1.0 and 1.1 in the same PC, which Framework it compiles apps for? Is it possible to have an app compiled for framework 1.0 that uses DLLs or assemblies compiled for framework 1.1???? and still work ok?? thanks a lot....

Web resources about - OleDb.Net vs. ODBC.Net Connection to Oracle - asp.net.oracle

Connection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ;additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the ...

iMedia Connection: Interactive Marketing News, Features, Podcasts and Video - iMediaConnection.com
If you send more email, you might make more money. Then again, you might destroy your reputation and revenue stream. Here's how to know what ...

HTTP persistent connection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
... tacked on to an existing protocol. If the browser supports keep-alive, it adds an additional header to the request: Following this, the connection ...

MOTHER’S DAY: Facebook Examines Connections Between Moms, Kids
With Mother’s Day on the calendar this coming Sunday, Facebook examined the relationships between mothers and their children on the social network, ...

Half of data connections by top 500 Android apps are 'covert' with no effect on user experience
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that half of the communications connections established by the top free ...

The Direct Connection
... And the people reading my words respond back to me with words of their own. The technology that allows this is powerful but this direct connection ...

Cross-cultural Connections and Exchange: international study is more important than ever
... And, as a minority of ill-intentioned individuals and groups do their best to create divides, we need citizens equipped to create connections ...

Be Goofy, Smile At Your Baby: Protection Begins with Connection, Pediatrician Says
VideoPart 3 of a series Andrew Garner wears silly ties and finds it easy to make a goofy face. These are valuable tools for charming the babies ...

Mali arrests 2 in connection with deadly hotel attack
Mali arrests 2 in connection with deadly hotel attack

Get ready for live-streamed extreme sports: Seattle startup Sioeye adds 4G connection to action cam
The history of people doing crazy stunts on camera is full of notable achievements. Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel jumped over whatever he ...

Resources last updated: 11/29/2015 7:07:33 PM