We have a need to publish some non-spatial views from an Oracle database (these facts are all driven by a 3rd party application, not much we can do to change them for now).
I am able to create an OLE DB Connection, and access the data and bring it into ArcMap for publishing. However I cannot register this data source with the server, and do not want to copy the data to the server, so am stuck.
We are running 10.6.1 (have also tried on a 10.4 machine - same behavior) - and have the Oracle 32 and 64bit clients installed.
Vendor recommends making a 'direct connection' to the Oracle non-spatial database, basically by entering a string in the 'Instance' property when creating a new database connection:
This works, and can be registered with the server PROVIDED you are using 10.3.1 or older - it simply crashes Catalog/ArcMap when I try to connect this way on 10.4+ machine. So that's not a useful solution, given that we are upgrading all machines to at least 10.6.1 ASAP.
So - wondering if there is either:
A) A supported way to make a 'direct connection' to Oracle DB in newer Arc versions
B) A way to register a .odc connection with ArcServer.
I will add that having 2 Oracle clients (32 and 64) is pretty messy, and I'm only 90% sure we have all of that set up correctly.