[Haskell-cafe] Access to Oracle database from Haskell

Steve Lihn stevelihn at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 20:44:16 EDT 2008

You may want to check this out.


As Oracle is a commercial company who is not interested in open source
historically, it is little chance that you will get robust software
for free -- from someone with many years of Oracle DBA experience :-)

On 6/19/08, Henning Thielemann <lemming at henning-thielemann.de> wrote:
> Is there a way of accessing a remote Oracle database by one of the common
> Haskell database interfaces (HaskellDB, Takusen, etc.) ? I tried to get
> unixODBC and Oracle's Instant Client running on a Linux machine, but I'm
> trapped in the notorious error:
> $ isql USER -v
> [IM004][unixODBC][Driver Manager]Driver's SQLAllocHandle on SQL_HANDLE_HENV
> failed
> [ISQL]ERROR: Could not SQLConnect
> This error message is discussed in various web forums, but there seems to be
> no systematic way to track down the problem. So I wonder whether there is
> another way to access the Oracle data base from Haskell.
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