Friday, August 1, 2008

importing data dump in Oracle XE - ORACLE error 12560

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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Import: Release - Production on Fri Aug 1 16:48:43 2008

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IMP-00058: ORACLE error 12560 encountered
ORA-12560: TNS:protocol adapter error
IMP-00000: Import terminated unsuccessfully


solution to this problem is to go directly to the bin folder of your XE install folder and execute 'imp' there.

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