SERVICE_NAME Parameter - Resolving The ORA-12514 Error
(Doc ID 77640.1)
Last updated on JUNE 20, 2018
Oracle Net Services - Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 [Release 8.1.7 to 12.1] Information in this document applies to any platform.
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.
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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