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How do I install Oracle Client Installer?

The Oracle Instant Client is lightweight software, Which is freely distributable implementation. The advantage of the Oracle Instant Client is it does not need a formal installation. Instead, just unzip the instant client software and used it without any fuss. How to install Oracle instant Client step-by-step guide.

Read for 12c: How to install Oracle Client step by step

Download Oracle Instant Client

Click here to download ORACLE Instant Client for windows as listed below.

How do I download Oracle Client for Windows?

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How do I download Oracle Instant Client on Linux?

Click here to download ORACLE Instant Client for Linux as listed below.

How do I install Oracle Instant Client on Windows?

After downloading the desired Oracle instant client software, unzip the software in the desired location. The directory is the default considered as Oracle home directory.

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After unzipping these files, it will create a folder instantclient_21_3 folder inside the C drive.

Step 1 : Set environment variables

1. Set environment variables inside widows properties.

2. Select Advanced system settings.

3. Click on the Environment Variables.

4. Select Path and click on the Edit button.

5. Inside the environment variable add a new variable.

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Step 2 : Network Files

Add tnsnames.ora and sqlnet.ora file inside network/admin folder, if the folder is not available in your case then you can create bot folders manually.

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Step 3 : Make a connection with Database

Now finally try to login into your database server using the CMD prompt, and you will be successfully logged in to the database.

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How do I install instant client on Linux?

Using the same step you can install 21c instant client on Linux I’ll be uploading the video soon.

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