Java – How to connect to Oracle using Service Name instead of SID


I have a Java application that uses JDBC (via JPA) that was connecting to a development database using hostname, port and Oracle SID, like this:

XYZ was the Oracle SID. Now I need to connect to a different Oracle database that does not use a SID, but uses an Oracle "Service Name" instead.

I tried this but it doesn't work:

ABCD is the Service Name of the other database.

What am I doing wrong?

Best Solution

Thin-style Service Name Syntax

Thin-style service names are supported only by the JDBC Thin driver. The syntax is:


For example:


So I would try:


Also, per Robert Greathouse's answer, you can also specify the TNS name in the JDBC URL as below: