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SERVICE_NAME Parameter - Resolving The ORA-12514 Error (Doc ID 77640.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 08, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version 8.1.7.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to clarify the use of the SERVICE_NAME parameter in the TNSNAMES.ORA and outline the correct values for the parameter and their source. Additionally, to provide a solution for the ORA-12514 error.

Scope

This document explains current usage of the term SERVICE_NAME, differentiates this from its meaning in previous versions, and clarifies NET SERVICE NAME (SID =) vs. SERVICE_NAME = in tnsnames.ora file.

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
 SERVICE_NAME parameter in Oracle
 For dynamic instance registration
 For a statically configured SID_DESC in the listener.ora
 SUMMARY
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