dotConnect for Oracle Compatibility

Oracle Compatibility

dotConnect for Oracle supports Oracle servers 12c, 11g, 10g, 9i, 8i, 8.0 and 7.3, including Personal and Express editions. dotConnect for Oracle supports both x86 and x64 versions of the following Oracle clients: 12c, 11g, 10g, 9i, 8i and 8.0. dotConnect for Oracle also supports Oracle TimesTen 11g Release 1 and Oracle TimesTen 11g Release 2.

For Entity Framework and LinqConnect dotConnect for Oracle supports Oracle servers 9i and higher.

Framework Compatibility

The provider works with:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5, 4.6
  • Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 2.0 and above
  • Mono version 2.0 and above

dotConnect for Oracle is compatible with ADO.NET Entity Framework v1, v4.x, v5, and v6 and Entity Framework Core (Oracle server or higher is required for Entity Framework).

IDE Compatibility

dotConnect for Oracle and can be used with the following development environments:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Embarcadero Delphi Prism
  • CodeGear RAD Studio 2007


Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Program


There are some limitations in Express Editions of Visual Studio. The following features are not available: provider add-in, automatic toolbox components registration and DDEX integration. As an exclusion, Visual Web Developer 2008 and 2010 supports DDEX features.

dotConnect for Oracle supports Visual Studio Lightswitch 2011 and 2012.

RAD Studio 2007 is supported in run time only as these environments have no WinForms designers.

Devart Data Providers Compatibility

Since Devart data providers use a common assembly (Devart.Data.dll), it is necessary to make sure that all installed data providers are compatible.

dotConnect for Oracle can be used together with dotConnect Universal that provides universal access to different databases within a single code.

dbForge Fusion for Oracle Compatibility

The current version of dotConnect for Oracle is compatible with dbForge Fusion for Oracle 3.50 and higher. dbForge Fusion for Oracle supports Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015.