|Oracle9i Database Reference
Release 1 (9.0.1)
Part Number A90190-02
Initialization Parameters, 184 of 220
|Range of values||
Any ASCII string or comma-separated list of string names
SERVICE_NAMES specifies one or more names for the database service to which this instance connects. You can specify multiple service names in order to distinguish among different uses of the same database.
You can also use service names to identify a single service that is available from two different databases through the use of replication.
In an Oracle9i Real Application Clusters environment, you must set this parameter for every instance.
If you do not qualify the names in this parameter with a domain, Oracle qualifies them with the value of the
DB_DOMAIN parameter. If
DB_DOMAIN is not specified, Oracle uses the domain of your local database as it currently exists in the data dictionary.