7 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2015 6:57 AM by Ken Patton

    Oracle and TNS_NAMES

    Eric McDonald

      I'm setting-up a new server from scratch (I've done this a lot) - Tableau version 9 on Windows Server 2012 R2.

       

      I know I don't need to install an Oracle client and in the past I've put a TNS_NAMES entry in the System Environment Variables to let Tableau know where to find our TNS file. I was wondering whether there was any other way to let Tableau know where the TNS file is or if this is still the best method?

       

      Apparently using a system environment variable to do this is deprecated by Oracle. I'm assuming the Tableau install must install some kind of Oracle client.