- This example shows the download of OLE DB Provider for DB2 Version 5. To Install the Product: Go to the Microsoft Download Center. Download either the x86 (32-bit) or the x64 (64-bit) version of DB2OLEDB5x64.msi installation program. To install the OLE DB Driver for SQL Server you need the msoledbsql.msi installer.
- Oracle Database Extensions for.NET - available in 12.2 and earlier for upgrade only Oracle Provider for OLE DB Oracle OLAP Provider for OLE DB - 18c and higher.
Download 32 and 64-bit clients from (click 'see all' to see different versions, otherwise, you'll be downloading the complete Oracle program. Your downloads should.
|Oracle Provider for OLE DB Developer's Guide|
Release 9.0.1 for Windows
Part Number A90171-01
This chapter introduces Oracle Provider for OLE DB (OraOLEDB).
This chapter contains these topics:
- Overview of OLE DB
- System Requirements
- OraOLEDB Installation
Overview of OLE DB
OLE DB is an open standard data access methodology which utilizes a set of COM interfaces for accessing and manipulating different types of data. These interfaces are available from various database providers.
Oracle Provider for OLE DB (OraOLEDB) offers high performance and efficient access to Oracle data by OLE DB consumers.
OLE DB Design
OLE DB's design centers around the concept of a consumer and provider. Figure 1-1, 'OLE DB Flow' is an illustration of the OLE DB system. The consumer represents the traditional client. The provider places data into a tabular format and returns it to the consumer.
Figure 1-1 OLE DB Flow
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OLE DB Data Providers
OLE DB data providers are a set of COM components that transfer data from a data source to a consumer. The OLE DB Provider places that data in a tabular format in response to calls from a consumer. Providers can be simple or complex. A provider may return a table, it may allow the consumer to determine the format of that table, and it may perform operations on the data.
Each provider implements a standard set of COM interfaces to handle requests from the consumer. A provider may implement optional COM interfaces to provide additional functionality.
With the standard interfaces, any OLE DB consumer can access data from any provider. Because of COM components, consumers can access them in any programming language that supports COM, such as C++, Visual Basic, and Java.
OLE DB Data Consumers
The OLE DB data consumer is any application or tool that utilizes OLE DB interfaces of a provider to access a broad range of data.
The following items are required on a system to use Oracle Provider for OLE DB:
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- Windows 95, 98, 2000, or Windows NT 4.0
- Access to an Oracle Server (release 8 or later)
- Oracle Net Services
- Redistributable files provided with Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.1 or higher are required by the provider. These files are available at the Microsoft Web site:
- Oracle Services for Microsoft Transaction Server (version 9.0 Beta or later). This item is required for consumers using Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) or COM+.
With the Oracle Services for Microsoft Transaction Server installed, OraOLEDB supports MTS against database versions Oracle9i Release 1 (9.0.1), Oracle8i (8.1.5 or higher) and Oracle8 (8.0.6 or higher).
Oracle Provider for OLE DB is included as part of your Oracle installation. It contains the features and demos that illustrate how to use this product to solve real-world problems.
The Oracle9i Database installation guide for Windowsfor installation instructions
During the installation process, the files listed in Table 1-1 are installed on the system.
Table 1-1 Oracle Provider for OLE DB Files
Oracle Provider for OLE DB
Oracle rowset file cache manager
Oracle rowset memory cache manager
Oracle ODBC SQL parser
Language-specific resource DLL
OraOLEDB utility DLL
OraOLEDB type library
OraOLEDB header file
OraOLEDB library file
Language-specific message file
readme and documentation files
Release notes and online documentation
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