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Which SID to use when connecting

463365 Member Posts: 2
I though I'd post this here because it was not obvious to me. Some tools require that you enter a SID. Simply use XE as the SID.

A typical JDBC string will look like this


with the SID XE specified at the very end.

Hope this helps,


  • 38528
    38528 Member Posts: 243
    I found that too - it wasn't obvious at all. I guessed by the service name. I think the quickstart guide or developer guide should include it more prominently.

    Even after searching, I barely found an obscure reference under "Connecting Remotely with SQL*Plus".
  • A discussion of which SID to use is in the 2 Day DBA, which, unfortunately, didn't make it into the online help for beta. This book is available on OTN in both HTML and PDF form.
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