I have a win7 x64 laptop. I have downloaded the latest “oracle instant client x86” (ver 22.214.171.124.0) and unzip the contents to c:\oracle\bin.
I have configured the following system variables in contral panel
- appended c:\oracle\bin to PATH
- created a new entry for TNS_ADMIN and pointed this to c:\oracle\network\admin
- created a new entry for ORACLE_HOME and pointed it to c:\oracle
- copy a working tnsnames.ora file to c:\oracle\network\admin. I got the file from one of our production server.
Everytime I ran toad BUT it says it cannot find any oracle clients installed.