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    Question

    Hi all,

    Will it create any problem if Oracle Client software ver. is different (lower) than Oracle server/ database version?

    Example: Client is installed from Oracle 7.3.4 CD and database on server is 8.0.5.

    Will it give any problem?

    TIA,

    Oracle Client / Server software
    Sam
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    Angry

    Sorry about the miss-interpretation. You can connect from a lower client version to the higher server versions. But not vice-versa.

    hacketta thank you for correcting the mistake.
    Sam

    [Edited by sambavan on 01-15-2002 at 05:18 PM]
    Thanx
    Sam



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    I don't know if this is OK officially, but we spent over a year with users connecting to 8.0.5.0.0 with 7.3.2.2.0 clients.

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    But not vice-versa.
    Hi Sam,

    On my PC, client is 8i and our server ver. is 8.0.5. I don't see any problems though.

    Thanks,
    Sam
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    We have a mixture of 7.3.4, 8.1.5, 8.1.7 and 9.0.1 clients and servers with no problems.
    Tim...
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    The only problem I've seen is using an 8.0.5 client with 8.1.7, the "program" column does not get populated in v$session.
    Tommy
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