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"Oracle provider for OLE DB" missing in the Data Link Properties

Hello Everyone,

I am a newbie and I am currently doing my first SAP NW Identity Management 7.2 installation. At the moment, I am at the phase where I need to do the initial configuration, but I am stuck at the first step of  Identity Center configuration wizard. The reason is that I am missing "Oracle provider for OLE DB" in the Data Link Properties. I know there are several discussions on the topic, which I went through and I did all the suggestions but none of them worked for me. What I have so far is :

  1. Oracle database software installed - Oracle 11g R2 Database 64x
  2. JRE v6 update 34 - 64x
  3. Oracle client - Oracle 11g R2 Client 64x
  4. Environmental variables:
    • PATH
    • CLASSPATH to the jdbc driver in the oracle client folder : ojdbc6.jar
  5. I have changed the Java options in the Identity Center Management Console to the java and jdbc driver specified above
  6. Windows Server 2008 R2 64x

I read that Oracle Provider for OLE DB is included as part of the Oracle installation, this is why I searched for ojdbc.jar files in both installation folders for the client(\oracle_client64x) and the database(\oracle). I found several ojdbc5.jar, ojdbc6.jar,ojdbc14.jar, etc. I started changing the path to each of these jdbc drivers in the the Java options in the Identity Center Management Console and testing to see if "Oracle provider for OLE DB" will appear in the Data Link Properties. Unfortunately, none of the steps above worked and now I am clueless how to solve this, so I really need help. I will really appreciate any advice or hint or a solution for my problem.

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    Jun 28, 2013 at 12:56 AM


    You can also try using the 32 bit client.  That helps sometimes.  Not sure if it still helps with 7.2.


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    • Former Member Matt Pollicove

      Hello Matt,

      Thank you for your response. My first action was to install 32-bit client, as it was said in the guide. Unfortunately, I did not manage to see the correct provider in the data link properties, this is why I decided to remove the 32bit client as well as the 32bit JRE and replace them with their 64x bit equivelent. I will try installing the 32bit versions again and removing the client from the PATH and see what will happen.

  • Jul 01, 2013 at 10:34 AM

    Hi Mariya,

    You don't need to install anything for MS OLE DB Provider for Oracle, please check ODBC Data Source Administrator (odbcad32.exe). You should see the driver listed there as this comes with Windows by default. In you case you need the Oracle Client to use "Oracle Thin Driver". As Matt says please use 32 bit instead.



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  • Jun 27, 2013 at 07:41 PM

    Hello Mariya,

                        generally this issue derives from the Oracle client installation on the machine. I have seen somes issues running oracle client version however should work. Probably try uninstall client and reinstall and see if this helps.



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