16 bit application connection to ORACLE 9

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Our company has previously developed 2 old software 16-bit applications that connect to ORACLE v7. Q: Is it possible to get these apps to connect to ORACLE 9? I'm told that this may be generally regarded as a 16 Bit to 32 bit issue, and that we may need some an interface/translation from 16 Bit ODBC to 32 bit (thunking). Comments would be gratefully received.

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Ive had a similar problem with the 16bit ODBC drivers for SQL server. Thunking will work ok with older releases, but not with newer versions of drivers.

In addition, it becomes more and more difficult to get 16bit ODBC to work on Windows XP machines. There is very limited (if any) support for 16bit ODBC anymore.

You need to bite the bullet and move to the 32bit world.

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