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Oracle 10g XE connection to Visual Studio 2008

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Hello All,

I am following an Oracle tutorial on how to create a .NET application. I will be using Visual Basic.
I have Oracle 10g XE and Visual Studio installed on my system. I have also installed ODAC to allow me to allow for connection. Visual Studio picks this up fine from the Add Connection option. It displays Oracle Database (Oracle ODP.NET).

I have been reading on another site on how to create a new data source name , so I can create the new connection. I have the instructions, but I need to amend a file called 'tnsnames.ora', which is a configuration file. I have performed a file search but cannot locate this file.
Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.
OracleTechie

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