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Creating a Database Link

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This modal dialog lets you create a database link. It shows the following information:

Database link name

Net8 Service name. If you omit the service name, Oracle uses the database link name. If the service name is not fully qualified, it is supplemented with the current database domain.

Fixed user link (check box). Use this to log on to a remote database using a user and password stored there.

User name


Shared link (check box)

Authentication user name

Authentication password

You may check neither of the two boxes and create a connected user link. This means that the current user must also exist on the remote database with the same password.

If the global_names initialization parameter is TRUE, the database link name must be the same as the global database name of the remote database.

Press OK to create the database link, or CANCEL to back out.