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  1. #1
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    Feb 2006

    Unanswered: Question with TNSNames file

    I work for a company where there is an Oracle Database on the network. When I create a data source name within the ODBC configuration tool, I need to point to a server called local which will be used as part of my connect string.

    The problem is that I do not see the keyword local in my TNSNames.ORA file.
    How am I connecting to the Oracle database which is on the network and which has a name of local.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Liverpool, NY USA
    For the ODBC connection to be useable, you need to have sqlNet installed on the client machine, a valid tnsnames.ora table containing the defination, an uptodate oracle ODBC driver installed, and a system DSN setup for the server.
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