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what's the name of private tnsname I can save in C:\Documents and Settings\userName\Application Data\Oracle ?

(fyi: our C:\Oracle\8i\network\ADMIN is locked....r/o ) I know we can have a private TNSNAMES.ORA .....
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you can put a tnsnames.ora file anywhere.
however, to be taken into account, you need to set the TNS_ADMIN registry setting to point to the folder you put the file into.
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by:Scotford
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Yes I know....but our environment is locked down....
I know if we have a file named: TNSNAMES_Private.ORA or? (not sure about name of file) in C:\Documents and Settings\userName\Application Data\Oracle  it will be pciked up by SQLplus, or TOAD.....I'm looking for correcr name of file I tried all kind of combinations:

TNSNAMES_Private.ORA
Private_TNSNAMES.ORA
TNSNAMES.ORA.Private
but no luck....
 
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 150 total points
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the file must be named tnsnames.ora.

here is the precedence list of path/locations where oracle "looks":

1. current path (associated with the running client application)
2. Environment variable TNS_ADMIN defined for the session
3. Environment variable TNS_ADMIN defined for the system
4. Windows Registry Key TNS_ADMIN
5. %ORACLE_HOME%\network\admin

so, you just need to put the file in the folder the application runs in, and voila.
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I put a file named: TNSNAMES_private.ORA in C:\Documents and Settings\userNmae\Application Data\Oracle

and these private TNSNAMES will be added to standard TNSNAMES is ...\Oracle\...\admin\

and will work....
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by:Scotford
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good advice.
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