[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of William FISK
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 10:25 AM
Subject: [Rails] ORA-12663 and @connection.describe with Oracle7
I am trying to use Rails and an Oracle 7 database.
Are you querying across a DB link? Can you successfully run a describe
command from a sqlplus shell?
Google seems to indicate that this is a known issue when trying to
describe a remote table from an Oracle 8 client to an Oracle 7 server.
Note that the Ruby Oracle adapter is meant for Oracle 8 or later (it
uses the OCI8 interface).
I have the following error message:
__send__': ORA-12663: Services required by client not available on the server (OCIError) from (eval):3:indescribe’
and the line oracle_adapter,rb:361:
(owner, table_name) = @connection.describe(table_name)
Do I need this describe line?
Can I replace with something else just to get the query to work?
The workaround that I’m seeing on Google involves doing a select on