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ORA-12154 With Local (BEQUEATH) SQL*Plus Connection (Doc ID 430312.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 13, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 9.2 to 10.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


When attempting to connect locally to the Oracle database (via the BEQ protocol), not using a connect string / TNS "alias," a TNS error is thrown even though TNS is never referenced.

The error may be similar to the following screen shot:

C:\Documents and Settings\oracle_test>sqlplus

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Mon May 7 14:54:09 2007

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Enter user-name: sys
Enter password:
ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve service name


The only change is that the password(s) for database access were changed.


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