ODBC versions are neither forward nor backward compatible.
Database aliases configured on the client node should also be configured on the server node.
Note: Configuring the aliases on both nodes helps avoid confusion about the database name.
The Oracle server's IP address must be in the CIMPLICITY computer's HOST file if DNS or Wins resolution is not being used.
In the ODBC Datasource Administrator dialog box, use the Microsoft ODBC for Oracle Driver and enter the database alias name in the Server Name field.
Starting with Oracle 9i, the Oracle services are started by default.
Configuring Oracle for CIMPLICITY.