Howdy, I'm hoping someone can assist me with a problem I'm having connecting to a remote Oracle database. Details: Running windows 2000. Have Oracle 92 client installed. The install was successful, as I'm able to use sqlplus/toad etc without issue Downloaded oci8 adapter. This too was successful, as I'm able to run test scripts via the Ruby interpreter against the database with no issues. When I try to run scaffolding with Rails however, I run into issues. I took these details from the 2 wiki postings on Oracle. My database.yml: development: adapter: oci database: host: SID username: user password: password With this configuration, I get: ORA-01017: invalid username/password; logon denied. Both the user and password are correct though - I am sure of this. If I modify the database.yml to the following: development: adapter: oci database: SID host: HOST/PORT username: user password: password I get the following error: ORA-06401: NETCMN: invalid driver designator. I've googled the hell out of this error, and while the solution seems straightforward in most of the postings, none of them have been able to solve my problem. Either that, or I'm just not understanding some Oracle functionality very thoroughly... I've subsequently tried a number of other combinations in the yml, including using the IP and SID, IP alone, etc..all to no avail. Any help anyone can offer would be greatly appreciated. I'm happy to provide more details as well, as I'm anxious to get up and running on our corporate dbases to show rails off a bit. Thanks, Matt
on 2006-01-07 01:42
on 2006-01-07 07:56
Try taking the whole (((LOTS)OF)PARENS) definition for your DB from your TNSNAMES.ORA file, taking out all the line breaks (so it's a one-liner), and putting that on the host: line. (Yes, this actually works) Also, you can take the "database:" line out of the config. The OCI8 adapter doesn't use it.