ORA-00911 invalid character

I am using .NET 2005 and the Oracle 10g 10.2 Oracle .NET data framework and I received this error while trying to run a simple statement that is used to find out how many dedicated processes are being used in my Oracle database (“select count(server) as Value, Server from v$session group by server”). Something similar to ActiveConnections in the SQL .NET SMO environment. This happened with both Oracle .Net Data Framework Assembly and the Microsoft SQL OLEDB Assembly. Continue reading