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SharePlex 8.6.6 - Installation Guide

About this Guide Conventions used in this guide Introduction to SharePlex SharePlex pre-installation checklist Set up SharePlex in an Oracle cluster Set up SharePlex on Amazon Cloud Download SharePlex UNIX Installation and Setup Windows Installation and Setup Assign SharePlex users to security groups Basic SharePlex demonstrations Advanced SharePlex Demonstrations Solve Installation Problems Uninstall SharePlex SharePlex Utilities Appendix A: Advanced installer options Appendix B: Install SharePlex as root Appendix C: SharePlex installed items

Database specifications in a configuration file

A database specification is required in the following components of the configuration file:

  • the datasource (source data store) specification
  • routing map (target data store and location) specification
Database Database type notation* Database Identifiers
Oracle source or target


Depending on the Oracle database configuration, use one of the following. This is the string that SharePlex will use to connect to the database.

  • The Oracle SID of a regular (non-CDB) Oracle database, as in o.ora12.
  • The tns_alias of a pluggable database (PDB) in an Oracle container database (CDB), as in o.pdb1.
  • The global tns_alias of an Oracle RAC cluster, as in o.rac1. SharePlex connects to an Oracle RAC instance through this tns_alias, which is mapped locally on each node to the Oracle SID of the local Oracle instance. For more information about creating this alias, see Configure SharePlex in a Cluster in the SharePlex Installation Guide.

Open Target targets


Use to specify the name of an Open Target (non-Oracle) target database, as in r.mydb. Important! Use the actual database name. Do not use the ODBC datasource name (DNS) or database instance name. If the database name is case-sensitive, specify it that way.

For more information about configuring SharePlex to replicate to a specific Open Target target, see Configure replication to Open Target targets.

Oracle change-history target c.

Use in a routing map to specify the Oracle SID, tns_alias, or global RAC tns_alias of an Oracle change history database, as in c.ORA12CH. In this configuration, SharePlex applies all source transactions as INSERTs to the target tables, to maintain a history of every operation performed.

For more information, see Configure replication to maintain a change history target.

* Note: The dot is required.

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