DIM Repository Service Fails to Start Error: "ORA-12154: TNS:Could not Resolve the Connect Identifier Specified"

(Doc ID 1329602.1)

Last updated on JULY 28, 2016

Applies to:

Hyperion Data Integration Management - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The following error is seen: Unable to connect to the repository Hypdimtest on database HYPDEV. (names are examples)

Log file shows: "ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified".

The HYPDEV repository is on an Oracle database.

The connection settings in files TNSNAMES.ORA and SQLNET.ORA appear to be correct and were previously working.

The node to which the Repository service is assigned shows status Running.


Some System changes that might have occurred,
- Upgraded EIS on this server and configured it.
- The server has been moved and assigned a new IP address.


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