Oracle GoldenGate – Extract.exe fails with oraxml10.dll error

When attempting to trigger ‘extract’  from GGSCI, the process fails with the following error code on a Windows Vista machine.

“This application has failed to start because oraxml10.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.”

 The Oracle version under use is

Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - Production
PL/SQL Release - Production
CORE      Production
TNS for 32-bit Windows: Version - Production
NLSRTL Version - Production

When looked into the BIN folder of ORACLE_HOME, oraxml11.dll was available. But GoldenGate Extract process simply refuses to use that.. Tried the following:-

1) Grab a new version from e-delivery website..same issue

2) Changed the options for extract.ext and GGSCI to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP..No luck.

3) Checked if ORACLE_HOME is set incorrectly, it was set all right.

Will post an update as soon as I crack this out.


  1. I guess the problem must be because u are using the Golden Gate installer(for Oracle 10g) database to Extract data from Oracle 11g database.

  2. Hello Author,

    Were you able to fix the error?

    If so can you please update the same.

    Waiting for your honest reply.