SERVICE_NAME Parameter - Resolving The ORA-12514 Error
(Doc ID 77640.1)
Last updated on JULY 01, 2019
Oracle Net Services - Version 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.0 [Release 8.1.7 to 18.1] Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52 [Release 11.2] 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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