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

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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:

jdbc:oracle:thin:@oracle.hostserver1.mydomain.ca:1521:XYZ

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:

jdbc:oracle:thin:@oracle.hostserver2.mydomain.ca:1522:ABCD

ABCD is the Service Name of the other database.

What am I doing wrong?

Best Solution

http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/B28359_01/java.111/b31224/urls.htm#BEIDHCBA

Thin-style Service Name Syntax

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

@//host_name:port_number/service_name

For example:

jdbc:oracle:thin:scott/tiger@//myhost:1521/myservicename

So I would try:

jdbc:oracle:thin:@//oracle.hostserver2.mydomain.ca:1522/ABCD

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

jdbc:oracle:thin:@(DESCRIPTION =(ADDRESS_LIST =(ADDRESS =(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=blah.example.com)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SID=BLAHSID)(GLOBAL_NAME=BLAHSID.WORLD)(SERVER=DEDICATED)))