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DBAL-60: OCI8Connection couldn't connect when charset parameter specified #1813

doctrinebot opened this Issue Nov 9, 2010 · 5 comments

2 participants


Jira issue originally created by user adrive:

When I am trying to connect to Oracle instance with another charset then specified in my environment variable NLS_LANG I got an error.

$connectionOptions['oracle'] = array(
    'driver' => 'oci8',
    'dbname' => 'BOOK',
    'user' => 'doctrine',
    'password' => 'doctrine',
    'charset' => 'AL32UTF8',

$em = EntityManager::create($connectionOptions['oracle'], $config, $evm);

Produce error messages:

PHP Warning: oci_error() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /www/test/doctrine2/vendor/dbal/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Driver/OCI8/OCI8Connection.php on line 149
PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Exception' in /www/test/doctrine2/vendor/dbal/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Driver/OCI8/OCI8Connection.php:42

There is bug in OCI8Connection::errorInfo() and ::errorCode(). When ociconnect failed, it returns a boolean - false. but oci_error() accepts only resource as parameter. Therefor it is neccessary to check, whether $this->dbh is resource.

When I've fixed the error handling, I've got the right error, why I couldn't connect to Oracle:

PHP Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Doctrine\DBAL\Driver\OCI8\OCI8Exception' with message 'ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified' in /www/test/doctrine2/vendor/dbal/lib/Doctrine/DBAL/Driver/OCI8/OCI8Exception.php:28

That's because ociconnect accepts as connection string only TNS name, or Oracle Connection string. But `;charset=` in TNS name or connection string is invalid. oci*connect has 4th parameter charset for that purpose.


Comment created by @beberlei:



Issue was closed with resolution "Fixed"


Comment created by userua:

Can you help me. I'm having same problem. But your link doesn't work.


Comment created by adrive:

You must have very old source code. The bug was fixed 2 years ago. Just compare your OCI8 driver with

@doctrinebot doctrinebot added the Bug label Dec 7, 2015
@beberlei beberlei was assigned by doctrinebot Dec 7, 2015
@doctrinebot doctrinebot added this to the 2.0.0-RC1-RC3 milestone Dec 7, 2015
@doctrinebot doctrinebot closed this Dec 7, 2015
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