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SQORAS32: An unsupported operation was attempted.

by Jeff Hunter, Sr. Database Administrator

The article makes reference to My Oracle Support note 403021.1 and patch 5699495. Included below are the steps used to recreate the error:

An unsupported operation was attempted.
This error applied to:
Oracle ODBC Driver - Version: to
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
When attempting to add a User DSN using the Oracle ODBC Driver version, an error dialog with the text "An unsupported operation was attempted" is displayed:

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Click "User DSN" tab
  2. Click the "Add" button
  3. Select the "Oracle ODBC Driver version" - (SQORAS32.DLL)

This problem began after applying the RDBMS for Windows 32-bit, Patch 5337014, which installs the Oracle ODBC Driver.

This issue was filed under two bugs: Bug 5699495 and Bug 5747525.

Workaround or Resolution

The fix for Bug 5699495 / / Bug 5747525 has been released in the RDBMS Patch 7 Patch 6038241 or higher. It is listed in the release notes as Bug 5747525.

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