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Database Connection Strings

This appendix lists typical database connection strings that you or users can use when specifying report requests using the Web CGI or Servlet. A database connection string is the value used in the USERID command line argument to connect to the database.

See Appendix A, "RWCLI60 Command Line Arguments" for more information about the USERID command line argument.

Table D-1 Database connection strings
Database Connection String  Reports Server response  User action 

No USERID specified 

Returns the database authentication form. 

Types the Oracle or placeholder username and password. 

Oracle username@database 

Looks for the Oracle username and database pair in the connection string table to get the password. If the Reports Server finds the password, the report is run.

If the password cannot be found, the Reports Server returns the database authentication form. 

none



Types the database password. 

Oracle username/password@
database 

Accepts the connection string and runs the report. 

none 

Oracle username/password 

Uses the local database and runs the report.

If there is no local database, the Reports Server returns the database authentication form. 

none

Types the Oracle database. 

<$username>@database 

Looks for the placeholder username in the connection string table. If the username cannot be found, the Reports Server returns the database authentication form.

If the Reports Server can find the placeholder username in the table, it looks for the Oracle username and database name pair in the table to get the password. If the Reports Server finds the password, the report is run.

If the password cannot be found in the table, the Reports Server returns the database authentication form. 

Types the Oracle username and password.



none



Types the database password. 

<$username>/password@database 

Looks for the placeholder username in the connection string table. If the username is found, the Reports Server runs the report.

If the placeholder username cannot be found, it returns the database authentication form. The user must authenticate to run the report. 

none


Types the Oracle username and password. 


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