Upgrade the Oracle Client to 10i from 8.1 without losing database connectivity?

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How does one upgrade the Oracle Client to 10i from 8.1 without losing database connectivity?

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Oracle Client 8.1

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If your actual database is version 8.1, then you can’t! The highest client that will still connect to an 8.1 database is 9i, so you either have to use that, or upgrade your database. If your database is a higher version, then you can just install the latest client on your machine, in which case, you will have an additional oracle home (which is ok).

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  • NotJustQA
    The database is a 10g database. We upgraded the database over a year ago. We recently have adapted using the data types supported in 10g but not in 81i. Because I never upgraded my Oracle Client successfully I am still on oracle 81i and I cannot access data using the new datatypes. I also need to use Oracle 10i to solve ome QTP programming problems.
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  • carlosdl
    You should just need to install the 10g client, and copy your current tnsnames.ora file to your new oracle home.
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