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OCI.DLL - The specified module could not be found

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I created a database in Access 2000 that is on our network that multiple people have access too. No one has had an issue using it, until a new employee with a new computer received the error OCI.DLL - The specified module could not be found, when she tried to open the database. We have made sure she is link to the correct drives. The tables in the database are linked to an Oracle schema to which she has access to. We are running Windows XP Professional.
Any ideas on what we can try to make it work on her system?
Sep 5 '08 #1
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I guess it's probably some software that has not been installed on her PC.
Check the Add/Remove programs on a working PC to see a list of installed software and see if anything which looks "databasey" on that machine, but which is missing on her one, is installed.

Failing that, go to a working PC and list the references (From Access with database open Alt-F11 {Switch to VB Editor} / Alt-T {Tools} / R {Refernces}
Go through the ticked references and look for one where the file name in Location matches "OCI.DLL".
Note where this file is stored on the local PC (Location).
Copy the file from here to the same relative location on the new lady's PC.
Do the Tools / References thing on HER PC now.
Select the Browse button and navigate to this newly copied file.
When you OK this it should add it as a Reference and enable the system to work.

I would strongly recommend using this only as a last resort though. The first method is to be preferred.
Sep 5 '08 #2

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Keeping in mind that you could put what I know about Oracle on the head of a pin and still have room for all the hippos from Fantasia to dance on said head, research shows that OCI.DLL is an Oracle library. One post I found stated that the resolution of this problem required that Oracle Client be installed on the errant PC.

Welcome to Bytes!

Linq ;0)>
Sep 5 '08 #3

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I would think the chances of Linq's having hit the nail on the head (Hippos notwithstanding) extremely high. Very likely your problem ;)
Sep 5 '08 #4

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