With Microsoft and Oracle barely acknowledging each other,
determining what is required to complete the connection string is sometimes
difficult. Using the images and the
text below, substitute your site’s values from top to bottom.
DSN is the Data Source Name. DBQ is the TNS Service Name.
(ADDRESS = (PROTOCOL = TCP)(servername_or_IP_Address)(PORT = 1521))
(CONNECT_DATA = (SID = PROD))
The PRODUCTION in PRODUCTION.WORLD is the DSN or the Data
Source Name. DBQ is the TNS Service
Name, which is PROD in this case (see Driver Configuration above).
connect string: ODBC;DSN=PRODUCTION;UID=BKNOX;DBQ=PROD;
There are many other possible connect string parameters
that are infrequently specified directly.
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