It may have installed, but maybe the service didn't get started?
Unfortunately, this is a FileMaker forum, and you're having an Oracle problem. It may be a hard time to get Oracle support here.
SQL*Plus Quick Start is the official documentation, try going through there and seeing if anything pops out.
Have you tried opening the GUI version?
Thanks. Yeh, none of that makes any sense. Something's simply not installed, even though I supposedly installed the "Oracle client." Whatever.
Oracle requires more work than FileMaker to get the basics working. Oracle can actually, initially at least, be a royal pain, but it's worth it in the long run with the tremendous power it gives you.
On Windows, I always use Oracle Express since it's so simple to install.
One nice thing is that all Oracle's DBs are free for development (as is SQL Server).
HOPE THIS HELPS.
I'm on a Mac. But, I use Windows servers every day. And, on my Windows servers, I use SQL Plus all the time. I personally find Oracle pompous and overblown. My company uses it for textual database storage, which to me is an oxymoron.
I'll ask around. Maybe some of my developer colleagues can help me.
I never liked the fact that Oracle basically means you'll NEED a DBA. I like SQL Server and MySQL much more from that point of view.
Did you see this download page (which includes SQL Plus)?
HOPE THIS HELPS.
I realized that, when I went to that Oracle site, I'd downloaded the client part, but, not the sqlplus part. So, I went back and got that.
And, after Googling around for an hour or so, I finally found this excellent site, truly excellent site.
I'm at the point now where I'm just tweaking my tnsnames.ora file and I'm getting help from one of my database geek colleagues. So, I should be OK.
Thanks a lot.
Good job, dude.
I'm a mac guy too, but I always chickened out and ran a Windows VM so I could just install Oracle Express (which is fine for most development). Then, I just connected via Java program via IP address from the Mac side to the Windows VM.