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Can we connect to my remote database via using toad?
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by:musdu
ID: 10738984
Hi,

if you add your remote db to your tnsnames.ora file, you can connect it using T.O.A.D.

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by:joyjohn
ID: 10739044
how can i do that?
I hv no idea!
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lwadwell earned 30 total points
ID: 10739227
Hi joyjohn,
to use TOAD you must have the Oracle Client installed.  

There are two options available that I am aware of...

1) use Oracle's Net8 Assistant...you can access this through your Start menu.
or, the method used by most...
2) edit the TNSNAME.ORA file directly.  The Oracle client is installed usually in a directory like "C:/oracle/ora92".  You will find your TNSNAME.ORA file in a directory below this Oracle
directory called network/ADMIN  (this is C:/oracle/ora81/network/ADMIN on one of my systems).

For you remote Oracle system you will need an entry like below...replace the values of REMOTESID with the SID of your remote database and YOUR.REMOTE.COM with the ip name or number where the database resides...

REMOTESID.WORLD =
  (DESCRIPTION =
    (ADDRESS_LIST =
      (ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(HOST = YOUR.REMOTE.COM)(PORT = 1521))
    )
    (CONNECT_DATA =
      (SID = REMOTESID)
    )
  )

you may need to change the port number depending on how the database has been set up...try 1521 first.
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by:joyjohn
ID: 10739370
i hv installed Oracle Client installed .
so where i hv to provide all my ip address address and user name passwd to connect remote db from TOAD
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by:lwadwell
ID: 10739430
Once you have the TNSNAMES.ORA set up - the ip address is specified in this file.

When you start TOAD it should ask you to connect to a database. In the drop down for Database, select the database name you specified in the TNSNAMES.ORA file (eg. REMOTESID.WORLD), enter your username and password in the appropriate boxes and click OK.

If you had TOAD open when you set up the TNSNAMES.ORA file, then to refresh the list...shutdown TOAD and restart it, or manually type in the name.

If TOAD isn't asking for the Server Login, select from the menu File -> New Connection.
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by:joyjohn
ID: 10739510
so first i hv to edit my  TNSNAME.ORA file and one more thing what is SID how is it username.
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by:joyjohn
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if i use net8 assistant do i have to edit that file.?
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by:musdu
ID: 10739615
Hi,

you can use Net8 assistant to edit tnsnames.ora. After adding the definition don't forget to test the connection.
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