Does JDBC Thin require an Oracle client To Connect Using a TNS Entry in tnsnames.ora File? (Doc ID 2297302.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 15, 2017

Applies to:

JDBC - Version 11.2.0.3.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

JDBC connections can use a TNSnames.ora entry to connect to an Oracle 11.2.0.3 database. Is an Oracle client needed to be installed on the machine for this to work, or just have a local tnsnames.ora file ?
 

Solution

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