TNS LOV is Empty when Using ifile that Points to a Network tnsnames.ora (Doc ID 727224.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.5 to 3.1 [Release 1.5.0 to 3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 18-Nov-2011
Checked for relevance on 22-May-2013


Symptoms

Using ifile = Z:\tnsnames.ora in a local tnsnames.ora, pointing to a tnsnames.ora file on a network drive (Z:\).

Trying to create a new database connection in SQL*Developer, using TNS, does not show any available entries. The LOV is empty.

Using SQL*Plus, all works just fine.

Cause

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