4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 7, 2016 7:24 PM by Gary Graham-Oracle

    On SQL Developer and TNSNAMES.ORA


      Hi all,


      REF_LINK : https://community.oracle.com/thread/3916740


      To access any Oracle database, whether local or remote (remote over a network, or "remote" in a guest OS running under Windows),

      tnsnames.ora is never (well, almost never) a requirement, it is merely a convenience.

                  - If so , is there any special purpose to use tnsnames.ora  ?? (even though   ORACLE_HOME , CLIENT  is not  available)


      Example link :  http://www.thatjeffsmith.com/archive/2014/06/on-sql-developer-and-tnsnames-ora/