ORCL = (DESCRIPTION = (ADDRESS_LIST = (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=myhost.acme.com)(PORT=1521)) ) (CONNECT_DATA = (SERVICE_NAME=orcl) ) )
When connecting using Forms, you can use the "userid/password@tns_entry" construct. If your TNS alias looks like the above, the TNS entry you will use is "ORCL."
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