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I have Oracle installed on Windows 7 64 bit

I want to import data from warehouse which has Oracle installed.

When I try to import


It gives :

UDI-00018: Data Pump client is incompatible with database version

To overcome version incompatibility, I will install 10g client on my computer.

But I already have 11gr2 database installed, so I wanted to learn about potential problems.

Especially about having two Oracle Homes, tnsnames.ora files, etc..


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Try a filesystem search for impdp.exe. Do you have more than one? – Aaron Dec 23 '11 at 16:35
I haven't installed 10g client yet. – bonsvr Dec 23 '11 at 18:46

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You could live quiet safety with two ORACLE_HOMEs if you know:

  1. %TNS_ADMIN% is your tnsnames.ora / listener.ora / sqlnet.ora directory for both;
  2. in your %PATH% you should specify the right order for your preferred oracle bin;
  3. there's a Oracle_home_selector installed somehere (I don't remember) in full client install
  4. take a look at Windows Registry (something like HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ORACLE)
  5. pay attention to %NLS_LANG%
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Thanks for the answer. Can you elaborate it please? Step by step is hihgly appreciated. – bonsvr Dec 25 '11 at 17:37

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