SSRS – Shared Data Source : Oracle error ORA-03134

June 18, 2014

This error came up setting up a shared Data Source in SharePoint ?!

ORA-03134: Connections to this server version are no longer supported.

For a mix of older versions of Oracle  databases. You need to pick the most appropriate driver.

Solution : Install a lower version of the Instant Client Libr. (just downgrade to the lowest level of Database version)

The good news:

It is possible to access an Oracle 8 Server with Oracle Instant Client 10 (see Metalink Note 207303.1).
The bad news: There is no Oracle Instant Client version 9. The product was introduced with Oracle 10g.

Connections to Oracle 9.0.1 databases are not supported.
Connecting with a 10.2 Instant Client to server version 9.2.0.4 or higher is supported.

or avoid the problem

Don’t use a shared Data Source but a Report Data Source