Post-Installation Checklist - Oracle

The following table provides a checklist of the post-installation operations you must conduct before the Oracle installation is complete. After each operation is complete, place a check mark in the appropriate box. Each operation has a reference to a procedure, which you can reference as needed.


Note: For Unix and Linux, the Oracle Client is installed as part of the CONNX installation.  When installing CONNX on a Windows system, the Oracle Client must be downloaded from Oracle and installed separately.  


Post-Installation Checklist – Oracle

Check here when complete



1. Verify that the Data Source Name (DSN) CONNX32 is on the User DSN list of ODBC drivers.

Click the Start button, and then point to Settings. In Control Panel, double-click the 32bit ODBC icon. On the User DSN tab, verify that CONNX32 appears as both Name and Driver. If the CONNX32 DSN is not present, it has been erased.

This DSN is essential to CONNX operation and must not be erased. To recover the erased CONNX32 DSN, repeat Step 2 – Install CONNX Administrator and CONNX Client.


2. Using the test data and a utility program supplied with the CONNX installation, establish a connection with the Oracle test data. For a procedure on how to test the connection, see Testing a Database Connection.


3. To customize how CONNX is initialized, see CONNX REGISTRY FILE SETTINGS in the CONNX User Reference online help files.


4. To properly configure the environment for Unix and Linux, define the following environment variables::

ORACLE_HOME=$CNXDIR/lib32 (Where CNXDIR is the CONNX Client install path)



For Windows, please download the Oracle Client from Oracle and install it according to the Oracle documentation.


Please consult your Oracle documentation for information regarding specific values for your operating system


5. For Unix and Linux, place a valid copy of tnsnames.ora into the directory defined by $ORACLE_HOME.  Please consult your Oracle documentation for information regarding the format of the tnsnames.ora configuration file.


For Windows, please consult your Oracle documentation for information regarding the location and format of the tnsnames.ora configuration file.


6. (Unix and Linux only) $CNXDIR/lib32 must be the first entry on the dynamic library search path. If necessary, add or move the $CNXDIR/lib32 path to the beginning of the LD_LIBRARY_PATH or equivalent environment variable search path.

Your operating system guide will tell you how to set the dynamic library search path.


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