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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
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    Unhappy

    I have been hearing people saying in Net 8 you have to configure an Alias. I don't know what this means. Can anybody please explain why you have to configure an Alias and what purpose it serves to do this?

    Please do explain it systematically.

    thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
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    You will have a Net8 Easy config item from your start menu (I presume you want to connect from windows).

    Run this, and in here you set up the alias.

    All this means is that the alias is just a word which points to the database.

    e.g.

    alias = MYDB
    --> TCP connection to 100.101.102.103, database name = TEST.

    so when you connect in sqlplus for example, all you type in the three boxes is:
    username
    password
    MYDB

    The Net8 then uses the alias you supply to make the connection to the database called TEST on 101.102.103.104

    Terry

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
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    I've just read you're post below as well (RE: Connecting to DB Server)...

    The Host string you refer to is the same as the Alias you are referring to here.

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