A database specification is required in the following components of the configuration file:
|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.
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.
* Note: The dot is required.