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Apply Navicat Version No.: All


Instant Client package is required for Basic and TNS connection type. To download Instant Client package (Instant Client Package - Basic), please go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/features/instant-client/index-097480.html

Note: Navicat version 9 or above, instant client is bundled in Navicat.

Connection Type

  • Basic
    In Basic mode, Navicat Oracle connects to Oracle through the Oracle Call Interface (OCI). OCI is an application programming interface that allows an application developer to use a third-generation language's native procedure or function calls to access the Oracle database server and control all phases of SQL statement execution. OCI is a library of standard database access and retrieval functions in the form of a dynamic-link library.
  • TNS
    In TNS mode, Navicat Oracle connects to Oracle server using an alias entry from a tnsnames.ora file.

 

Windows

Installation Instructions

Note: Navicat version 10 or below, Navicat only support 32-bit instant client.

  1. Download the appropriate Instant Client packages for your platform. All installations REQUIRE the Basic or Basic Lite package.
    Note:
    • For Oracle 9i or above, you need Instant Client 11 or below
    • For Oracle 8 and 8i server, you need Instant Client 10 or below
  2. Unzip the packages into a single directory such as "C:\instantclient_11_1".
  3. In Options -> OCI, choose the oci.dll in the directory you defined in Step 2 ("C:\instantclient_11_1\oci.dll").
  4. Restart Navicat.


Mac

Installation Instructions

Note: Navicat version 10 or below, Navicat only support 32-bit instant client.

  1. Download the appropriate Instant Client packages for your platform. All installations REQUIRE the Basic or Basic Lite package.
    Hint:
    • MAC OSX any versions running on PPC cpu should use PPC Navicat and PPC Instant Client.
    • MAC OSX 10.4 or below running on INTEL cpu should use PPC Navicat and PPC Instant Client.
    • MAC OSX 10.5 up running on INTEL cpu should use X86 Navicat and x86 Instant Client.
  2. Just simply unzip the packages and copy all files under /usr/lib or ~/lib. (Copy all files under /usr/lib for Mac OS X 10.3, otherwise, copy all files under /usr/lib or ~/lib for Mac OS X 10.4 or above.)
    Tips: Besides, you can place the instant client in anywhere you like and then specify the path in Preferences.
  3. Restart Navicat.


Linux

Installation Instructions

  1. For Navicat version 11.1 or below, please download Instant Client packages for Microsoft Windows (32-bit). For Navicat version 11.2 or above, please download the Instant Client (Microsoft Windows) according to the Navicat version. All installations REQUIRE the Basic or Basic Lite package.
    Note:
    • For Oracle 9i or above, you need Instant Client 11 or below
    • For Oracle 8 and 8i server, you need Instant Client 10 or below
  2. Unzip the packages into a single directory such as "/home/instantclient_11_1".
  3. In Options -> OCI, choose the oci.dll in the directory you defined in Step 2 ("/home/instantclient_11_1").
  4. Restart Navicat.

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