And then you can go for http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/oci/instantclient/instantclient.html This is the way Oracle tries to make our lives easy. I've been in huge discussions about thin client 'Easy Connect :-(' and thick client. IMHO, the last one is the way to go in an enterprise environment. Otherwise you'll allways need the duhvelopers to change a database connection. Duhvelopers don't like thick client. They don't want 'C' interfering with their code. Just guess what OS's are written in. Let them stay away from OS's as well then. Back to the days of MS-Dos, Basic, peek and poke! Best regards, Carel-Jan Engel === If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. (Derek Bok) === On Mon, 2005-09-12 at 17:19 -0400, Richard Ji wrote: > And to expand on what Peter is saying. You need to install > Oracle client (Net8 client) on the machien where your Java > app is running and use JDBC OCI driver. > > Richard > > On 9/12/05, Peter Sylvester <peters@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Dick, > > To expand upon Carel-Jan, you need to change the JDBC URL to > be > something like "jdbc:oracle:oci:@MyTnsAlias".