My DBA's would prefer me to connect to our Oracle DB using the service name, not the SID. Is this possible?
Our DB is Oracle 11g release 2, and I am using the ojdbc.jar (loaded in preferences, and shows up under Dialog 2:1 - Database Connector, Database Driver: as oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver
This works with the URL using the SID of one of our loads, but the DBA's would prefer to be able to load balance by having me use the Service name. My current working Database URL is
Replacing the SID with the service name gives:
WARN Database Reader java.sql.SQLException: java.sql.SQLException: java.sql.SQLException: Listener refused the connection with the following error:
ORA-12505, TNS:listener does not currently know of SID given in connect descriptor