I am still new with Oracle database.I want to connect client PC to the Oracle database server and retrive the table from Oracle database server and see the table from my client PC using GIS software name ARCVIEW.Did you all familiar with gis software?I have two question.Hostname refer for what?hostname of my pc or hostname for oracle database server?Where i can get the IP name of database server?I want to help my DBA because he forgot the ip number of server. I hope some one can help me