ORA-12154-TNS Could not Resolve the Connect identifier Specificed when Connecting from Forms Builder (Doc ID 1604843.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 31, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Forms - Version 11.1.2.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Successful access to the Database from sqlplus from an ORACLE_HOME other than the Forms ORACLE_HOME is possible.

Oracle 11g Forms builder cannot connect to the database.

For example:

   In Windows "Start"  --> go to "Oracle Classic Instance - <Instance Name>"  ---> "Developer Tools" - Select "Forms Builder"

   In Forms builder, select "File" --> "Connect"

   In the connect pop-box, enter the same user name, password and database name which was used previously in sqlplus as follows:

                User name: xxxx

                 Password:  xxxx

                 Database: xxxx

 Note: The same error occurs when attempting to connect to the DB using the sqlplus from the Forms ORACLE_HOME/bin also.

 

Changes

 Installed a new database or this is a new installation of Forms and Reports that has not been configured to connect to a remote DB.

Cause

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