Tjorriemorrie Tjorriemorrie - 22 days ago 5
PHP Question

how to install oracle instant client for xampp

I have XAMPP for Windows 1.7.3 installed.

I'm using Zend Framework and need to use the pdo_oci8 extension. I've enabled the extension - but now getting the error that it can't find the oci.dll file.

I've downloaded the instantclient_11_2 zip file from oracle. Unzipped it. It contains a bunch of dll files.

How do I install this on windows? Do I need to run a cmd prompt or move it to a specific folder under xampp?

Answer

I unzipped the file into a directory.

That directory I placed in c:\xampp, e.g. c:\xampp\intanstclient_11_2

Then I added that to my windows path variable.

Quite simple really in the end.

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