RE: Resolving dblinks

All databases which you want to access must be in the TNSNAMES.ORA on the
host from which the request orginates.  Just put an entry into your
tnsnames.ora for this database.

HTH,
Ruth

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[mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Rusnak, George A.
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Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 11:08 AM
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Subject: Resolving dblinks


One of our databases was started with TNS_ADMIN set to a directory where
there was no TNSNAMES.ORA file. Now, when a remote user starts an Sqlplus
session and attempts to use a synonym using a dblink, the result is
'ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve service name'.
When I am logged on the host and start an Sqlplus session and use the same
synonym, the query works.

How is the database link resolved when running on the host as opposed to a
session started from a remote user????

Thank you in advance !!!


Al Rusnak
Oracle Certified Professional
DBA - Computer Operations

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* george.rusnak@xxxxxxxx



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