To Set Up a Service Name for an Oracle Database

If you are using Oracle client software to connect to a database not on the current machine, you must set up a service name for your database. To set this up, you need the following details from your database administrator:

When you have these, you can use Oracle's Net Configuration Assistant, which is supplied with the Oracle client install. After entering the correct details, the wizard enables you to test the connection.

Tip: You can also test the connection using SQL*Plus: use user-name@service-name for the login.

If successful, you are ready to start configuring the Acu4GL client by editing the ACUCOBOL-GT runtime configuration file. These connection details equate to the A_ORA_DATABASE (service name), ORA_LOGIN (user-name), and ORA_PASSWD (password) configuration variables.