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  No, I ended up doing what I needed with a Java application.  I really would have liked to use Lua, but my 2 hard requirements (Oracle and runs on Windows) left me with little time to mess with unfamiliar territory.

  For future reference, what is the best way to write a Lua app that runs on windows and interacts with an Oracle database?

  I have since uninstalled Lua For Windows and tried to find the luasql.oci8 driver with luarocks but don't seem to be able to find it



On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 7:45 PM, Tomas Guisasola Gorham <> wrote:
        Hi Matthew

        I'm sorry I only noted your message now...  Did you solve your problem?

Sorry for being dumb, but I am trying to make a basic script to connect to
an oracle database on windows.  I have tried installing Oracle Instant
Client and moved the dll under the luasql folder (next to the other
database dll's , but even when I tried renaming oci.dll as oci8.dll -- no
        I think this won´t work.  LuaSQL OCI8 driver is another library.
It is not distributed with Oracle products.  In fact, the driver would
bind the client library (OCI8) to Lua language.  It is a way to allow
access to a C library through Lua.

My platform: win7 (64 bit)
with Lua5.1(32 bit installed)
I have previously installed Lua for Windows and luarocks but don't know if
that is messing anything up.
        I am not sure what drivers are distributed with Lua For Windows.
Can you compile/build the source?