Attempt to load Oracle client libraries threw BadImageFormatException. This problem will occur when running in 64 bit mode with 32 bit Oracle client components installed

When you see the message “Attempt to load Oracle client libraries threw BadImageFormatException. This problem will occur when running in 64 bit mode with 32 bit Oracle client components installed” then you will try to download the 64 bit driver to install.

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Just DO NOT DO THAT. Actually you need to install 32 bit client instead.

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After installing the 32 bit client I got it working.

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Reference:

https://community.oracle.com/message/12569220 

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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress (http://www.pcworld.com/article/206455/Microsoft_Live_Spaces_Moves_to_WordPress_An_FAQ.html) till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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