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DBCA database name display Tips

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonJanuary 3, 2013

Question I created a database using DBCA and now I want to the database name to appear on all of the DBCA options.,  DBCA works fine, but it dies not display the database name on the function.  How to you tell DBCA where to get the list of valid databases?

Answer.  The following locations contain the list of database instances named used by DBCA and Oracle to see what databases are on a server:

  • /etc/oratab file (UNIX/Linux)
  • The /var/opt/oracle/oratab file (Oracle Sun Solaris)
  • The Windows registry

These files contain the list of valid database instance names that you can use to display within the DBCA.  To add a instance or database name to a DBCA list, add the instance/dbname to your oratab file.


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