> Please help. I'm going maaddd trying to figure this out. I've pretty much 
> read all of the online docs and spend countless hours reading through the
> archives..
> I'm running PHP4 and Apache on my Win95 computer. 
> I'm trying to connect to a remote Oracle database.

I had the same problem last week.  Every suggestion I got was about
environment variables.   However since a tnsping from within PHP
(using passthru) works fine I know better.  From examining the sqlnet 
files and watching the resource allocations I came to the conclusion that
PHP is hardcoded to connect only to a database located on the same
machine (using BEQLOCAL).  Oracle never even bothers to read the
tnsnames.ora file when its called from PHP.  This seems to be only a
problem in Windows and possibly only with the Oracle8 drivers.  

My postings to the dev lists went unanswered but at the time I was unsure
if it was a Windows only problem.  It might be worth reposting this info
to the PHP-WIN list.

My boss was very unhappy when I told him my code had to run on a Unix
box.. I basically sold him on PHP due to is cross-paltform nature.

ODBC might work instead, although it never did for me. Use ADODB or
another abstraction layer.. this way you can switch back and forth easier.

Let me know if you figure anything else out.

Mark Farver

On Thu, 8 Feb 2001, Jorge Santos wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm getting a "Warning: _oci_open_server: ORA-12203: TNS:unable to connect to 
>destination ..." error message. Yet I know the environment is ok because I can 
>tnsping the database name and I can connect using SQL Plus to the database.
> Here's the php code:
> <?php
>  putenv("ORACLE_SID=MDC6");
>  putenv("ORACLE_HOME=D:\PROGRA~1\ORAWIN95");
>njnwkora15.db.pseg.com)(PORT = 1527)))  (CONNECT_DATA = (SID =MDC6) ) )";
>  $connect=OCIPLogon("MDC","MDC",$tns) or die("It's not possible to connect");
>  $sql = "select * from district";
>  $result =OCIParse($connect,$sql);
>  OCIExecute($result) or die("It's not possible to query");
>  echo("<TABLE>");
>  while(OCIFetch($result)) {
>      $CC = OCIResult($result,1);
>      $CCNome = OCIResult($result,2);
>      echo('<TR><TD>' . $CC . '</TD><TD>' . $CCNome . '</TD></TR>');
>  }
>  echo("</TABLE>");
> ?>
> I shouldn't need to declase $tns above but I've tried with and without it. I'm also 
>including the ORACLE_SID, ORACLE_HOME and TNS_ADMIN variables in the autoexec.bat so 
>that they are declared as of machine bootup. I also added them to the httpd.conf for 
>Apache configuration like this:
> Please help.... Before I switch to ASP...
> Later,
> Jorge

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious enroachment by mean of
zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."
-- Justice Louis O. Brandeis, Olmstead vs. United States

PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/)
To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Reply via email to