4 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2014 12:54 PM by yoonas

    Oracle 11g XE: sqlplus - tnsnames - server and client




      I installed Oracle 11g XE on Windows 7 Home Premium.

      After installation, I see the server installed and I can use sqlplus to connect to the database. I also see tnsnames.ora. Both of the sqlplus and tnsnames.ora are part of the server.


      Some questions:

      1. Does Oracle 11g XE has a corresponding client software?

      2. Oracle client also has sqlplus and tnsnames.ora. What are the difference in the sqlplus and tnsnames.ora between server and client?


      Many thanks!