ORA-12203 Errors During Login to 16-bit OFSA 4.5 Applications and SQL*Plus 3.3

(Doc ID 302036.1)

Last updated on JULY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Risk Manager - Version 4.5 to 4.5.41
Oracle Financial Data Manager - Version 4.5 to 4.5.41
Oracle Transfer Pricing - Version 4.5 to 4.5.41
Oracle Profitability Manager - Version 4.5 to 4.5.41
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Applications (OFSA) - Version 4.5
Oracle Performance Analyzer (PA) - Version 4.5
Oracle Balance and Control - Version 4.5
Note: All OFSA 4.5 products have reached sustaining support.


In OFSA 4.5, when attempting to login to any of the 16-bit OFSA client applications -- BC, PA, Risk Manager (RM), or Transfer Pricing (TP), the following error occurs:

ORA-12203 TNS Unable to Connect to Destination

Login to 32-bit Financial Data Manager (FDM) is successful.  Login to Oracle for Windows -> SQL*Plus 3.3 results in the same ORA-12203 error.

The correct entries for the tnsnames.ora and sqlnet.ora files have been confirmed in the orawin\network\admin directory.


New OFSA 4.5 client installation.


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