Using the Oracle TNS Connection String in BI Administration Tool

Ideally the BI Administration Tool should be able to use the TNS Identifier (SID) to connect to the Oracle Database. E.g. with the default ORCL

However, sometimes (probably because of Environment Variable settings) t he BI Admin Tool doesn’t Accept the Oracle TNS Identifier (SID). To have a quick workaround it is also possible to paste the complete TNS Entry into the BI Administration Tool. This allows the BI Tool to make the proper connection to the Oracle Database.


Data source name: (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS_LIST=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=TCP)(HOST=localhost)(PORT=1521)))(CONNECT_DATA=(SID=orcl)))