You can create a private connection using the quick connection method if you know the URL. URLs are generally provided to you by your Oracle Smart View for Office administrator.
To create a private connection using the quick connection method:
- From the Smart View ribbon, click Panel.
- From the Smart View Panel, click the arrow next to , and then select Private Connections.
In the text box, enter the URL or the local storage directory for the data source to which you want to connect.
Figure 3-4 Text Box for Entering URL when Creating a Quick Connection
The URL syntax for the various data sources is listed in Private Connection URL Syntax. Contact your system administrator for the URL to use.
- Click .
Expand the tree in the Smart View Panel and navigate to the application and database that you want to work with.
If you are prompted to log in, enter your login credentials.
Example 3-1 Deleting the List of Quick Connections
To delete the entire list of quick connections, click the arrow next to , and then select Clear Quick Connect URL Entries.