Although you cannot create shared connections without administrative privileges, you can save them as private connections if they are enabled for private connections.
To create a private connection from a shared connection:
- From the Shared Connections tree list, select an item to save as a private connection.
From the Action Panel, select Add to private connections.
This option is available only if the selected item is enabled for saving as a private connection.
- Optional: From Save as Private Connection, edit the name and description of the connection.
The connection name is displayed in the following:
The Shared Connections tree list, indicated as private by a small arrow
The Private Connections drop-down menu
To ensure that the current worksheet is connected to the newly-created private connection, in the Smart View ribbon, click Connections, then Active Connections, and then select the check box next to the new connection name.
Alternatively, once you perform a Oracle Smart View for Office action (for example, select Ad hoc analysis from the Action Panel), the connection is automatically made.