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Subprotocol set-up

Subprotocol set-up

Subprotocol set-up

Hello All:

I have installed the Personal Edition of Oracle 8i.  Now I am trying to connect with VisualCafe, but I can't figure out what the default database name is that Oracle automatically assigned to the default database that it created upon installation.

VisualCafe wants a *subprotocol* entry in the format:


to set up the database navigator, which I can't figure out.

Is there an SQL statement that I can run, that will tell me the name of the database that I have connected to? (I connect with SQL Plus but there isn't any host string, since it is a local database).  Can I do a search for a file name?  Is the simplest solution to create a new database and forget about the default one?  If so, what is the SQL to create the database (if I can create it properly, I can figure out how to add the tables, etc.).



RE: Subprotocol set-up

for Oracle8i have different version 8.1.05 and 8.1.7
If you are using 8.1.7 then you must config it to compati with 8.1.5 and using jdbc:oracle:thin:username:password:ipaddress to connect to it.

RE: Subprotocol set-up

I re-installed Oracle, so now I know what the database name is and I launched the TNS Listener in a DOS window, so now I can connect through the client with SQL Programmer, but I had to drop the Oracle JDBC driver in VisualCafe, because it was giving me grief.  Now I can't add (i.e. point VisualCafe to) the JDBC driver.  I tried using the textbook filename (oracle.jdbc.drivers.OracleDriver), but when I click the Add button it doesn't add the driver to the list, nor does it give me an error message.  If I can just figure this out, I'll be good to go!



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