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Question regarding database URL [message #488259] Wed, 05 January 2011 23:10 Go to next message
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Registered: January 2011
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Hi there,

I would like to know, what is database url mean in oracle for example,

database url:

userid/psswd : xyz/xyz

DBA has given these details instead of tns entries, to connect to oracle
i am just wondering how to deal with this in sqlplus or sqlcommand prompt.

i tried sqlplus by entering url in host string and username and psswd. but it wont work.

Any insight on this?


Re: Question regarding database URL [message #488263 is a reply to message #488259] Wed, 05 January 2011 23:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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If your version allows it (ALWAYS post your Oracle version, with 4 decimals), use Easy Connect Naming Method.


Re: Question regarding database URL [message #488394 is a reply to message #488259] Fri, 07 January 2011 00:45 Go to previous message
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This is a jdbc url that is used to connect jdbc-driven tools to the database. (e.g. SQL Developer).
From it, you can extract the elements you need to fill in your tnsnames (if they support that)
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