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New Beta (32 bit) issue with Oracle client

As soon as I try to log into a schema I get an exception :

Could not convert variant of type (OleStr) into type (Integer)

The schema name tab appears as "SCHEMA_NAMEROCEDURE', 1, 0)) exe@MYINSTANCE"

Are you using Oracle Client version This is a known issue with that version only. Please use, 12.2.x or 18.x. I don’t recommend the 19c client as it has a memory leak with LOBs

Hi John, yes I use client version - mainly because that matches the lowest Oracle version on one of our instances. I've never had a problem with a Toad version and this Oracle client version before, so is this a new restriction?

Yes, unfortunately, it is a bug in the current version of our data access component. I've reported it to them here. Hopefully they will have it fixed soon, and the next version of Toad won't have any problem with clients, but for 14.2 at least, you should use anything except client and 19c client (19c has memory leaks with LOB columns. We believe this is an Oracle bug. It affects all Toad versions.)

The prior version of our data access component had a problem with CLOBs that was impossible to work around, so I felt like it was necessary for us to switch to this new version despite the problem (which has an easy workaround - update to

And it appears that the new 15.0.42 beta still suffers from this issue.

And, John, in many large enterprises, which need uniformity and consistency, updating the client version across the enterprise is neither easy or quick. Just saying.

Thanks, we're aware it's still an issue. We have notified the third party vendor about the problem (multiple times) and hope to have a resolution soon.

No offense meant.

Just that I was told that this release would fix it as well as your comment on 6/21/21. But some issues are more intractable than originally thought. Especially with other parties.

Appreciate the response.

No problem, none taken. I didn't mean to sound offended. I feel bad that it's broken.

I did say "Hopefully" :slight_smile: