[Mono-list] Solved:- Oracle Client Connection: Connection parameter not supported

Gary Hodgson gary.s.hodgson at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 08:17:06 EDT 2008

I post the following on the off-chance it saves some time for anyone who may
be having the same problem.

I was connecting to an Oracle (10g) database using the instructions here:
http://mono-project.com/Oracle, and everything was going swimmingly until I
had to use a connection string as per the instructions at "Connection String
Format using TNS network description which does not use a tnsnames.ora
file".  I.e. using a connection string that looked like this:

string connectionString = "User ID=user;Password=password;Data
= (SID = database)(SRVR=DEDICATED)))";

Under MS.NET this would work ok, but under Mono it would throw the

Unhandled Exception: System.ArgumentException: Connection parameter not
supported: 'database)(SRVR'
  at System.Data.OracleClient.OracleConnection.SetProperties
(System.Collections.Specialized.NameValueCollection parameters) [0x00000]
  at System.Data.OracleClient.OracleConnection.SetConnectionString
(System.String connectionString, Boolean persistSecurity) [0x00000]
  at System.Data.OracleClient.OracleConnection..ctor (System.String
connectionString) [0x00000]
  at (wrapper remoting-invoke-with-check)
System.Data.OracleClient.OracleConnection:.ctor (string)
With hindsight it's annoyingly obvious that by wrapping the data source in
quotes solves the problem, i.e. 

string connectionString = "User ID=user;Password=password;Data Source=  \' 
(SID = database)(SRVR=DEDICATED)))  \'   ";

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