The ODBC for Oracle Connect dialog box contains the following controls:

User Name

The name used to connect to the Oracle database.


The password used to connect to the Oracle database, with the same limitations Oracle places on passwords.


Type an Oracle database alias, an entry in the Tnsnames.ora file, or an alias that will be mapped to the correct server using Oracle Names Server.

More information about connecting to an Oracle database can be found in the MSDN Library, in ODBC Drivers.

Information about the Tnsnames.ora file can be found in your Oracle documentation.