May 27, 2015 03:11 PM|StrangerMike|LINK
I have a new laptop which I installed Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2012.
One of my applications connects to an Oracle database. The program is written in VS 2008, but I eventually want to convert to VS 2012.
In the past I had to rebuild my old pc, then a laptop, now a new laptop and I am always confused by what Oracle product (lingo) I need: Oracle data provider/Client or data reader in order for my web app to connect to the oracle database.
Question 1) What do I need to download, the Oracle Data Provider, or Reader or Client?
Perhaps the Oracle Provider and Reader are the same thing?
Question 2) Now that I have two different versions of Visual Studio on the new laptop, is there a common version of Oracle for both, or will I need to download separate versions depending upon the .Net Framework?
I checked my old laptop and I had this file in my download folder: ODTwithODAC112021 plus a download folder for another ODAC?
But I may have downloaded more than I need. So in order for my program to connect to an Oracle database and pull information from it...what do I install?
Provider, Reader, Client, ODP, ODA, ODAC?
Thanks for your time