I have just installes Map3d 2012 on a new windows 7 machine and connect to data using oracle! I have some .layer files that are stored on my server which worked perfectly in 2011!
The problem I have now is when I use Load layer from the task pane I receive an message that reads........
Failed to open FDO connection
ORA-01005: Null password given: Logon denied
I can log in to my oracle database which gets rid of the error but no data is bought in! Also if I try to connect with query (polygon region on Map) from data connect (polygon region on Map) no data shown, just a red polygon where the data should appear!!
I am new to map3d so any help at all would be greatly appreciated!!
The problem seems to be the same since AutoCAD 2011 : I'm in ACAD Map 2013 SP1 and I can't load .layer files which use Oracle database. However, that works perfectly in 2009.
It looks as if AutoCAD loads the layer, but without connecting to the database. If you go in the connections manager, you'll see under Oracle the database name used in you layer file.
If you click on it and then "connect", the layer will load immediately.
Does anybody know a workaround to automatically connect on .layer load ?
Still an issue on 2013.
Does anyone know how one can actually "connect" to the oracle fdo connection which has the stored password, using teh workflows?
Hello from France
I haven't any MAP 201X + Oracle ready to check my proposal, so sorry if it doesn't run !?
As far as I know (remember in fact), if you load a DWG or DWT with already a VALID (Login+Pswd = OK) FDO Connection (or many) to the Oracle Schema/User then you can load other .layer files (to the same Schema/User) without problem !
So with a sample Rectangle (in Spatial Oracle format) around all the project, it's OK ...
Thanks for your input. Came to the same conclusion that only if the connection was saved with the drawing the connection will be "automatically" connected/opend/logged into.
However when loading a layer (which contains all the connection details) into a "blanck" drawing , there is no quick way to the actually load the data or connect to the datastore.
Not via the command prompt, not via the workflow actions. The only way, as far I know, is having the user got through the connect pallette and have him to press the connect button, or via a .net implementation.
To my opinion again a missing basic feature.
I almost always have a rectangle in each Oracle User/Schema around my project !
Because it's give me a kind of boundary ...
But you can too, give all Infos into the .layer :
Login/Pswd are in clear into the XML file but for Reading only Infos from Oracle, it's not critic !!!
So I use this solution for Readers only !
If you open a new blank drawing (without predefined connections) and load that layer file, will your connection be opened while doing so? Or do you have to go through the connect pallette.
If we load such a layer file, we get the fdo - Oracle error message as described earlier Null password given.
Hello from France
1) Have you before doing a test connection with the Login dialog box ?
2) Then in a blank DWG, have you tried this king of .layer XML file
which includes Login/Pswd/Schema Infos as I said into my previous msg ?
Sorry I am in holidays without any PC connected to Oracle ?
I'm running into the same problem: 'null password given' error, when importing layer file (with correct login credentials in it, so username AND password).
Manual login with Login dialog box works fine.
Using AutoCAD map 3d 2014 32 bit, Oracle client Standard 22.214.171.124 (as required).
Is there yet a solution for this problem?