Category: RDBMS

October 18
September 29

Say it’s that day again. You try to connect to a (new) database and once again you are facing SQL*Net problems.

C:/oracle/product/10.1.0/client/BIN>sqlplus /nolog

SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Thu Sep 29 10:37:15 2005
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SQL> conn scott/

ERROR: ORA-12154: 
TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified

Blast!. What can you do? Once in a while i get a lot of these SQL*Net problems (network changes, etc, the wrong weather type). So to help you (and me), here i will you give you my grey-matter checklist 🙂 (it’s not complete but should help you to resolve 80% of the problems)