Definitions for "Database access descriptor"
Keywords:  dad, nls, schema, plsql, privileges
A database access descriptor (DAD) is a set of values that specify how an application connects to an Oracle database to fulfill an HTTP request. The information in the DAD includes the username (which also specifies the schema and the privileges), password, connect-string, error log file, standard error message, and national language support (Globalization Support) parameters such as Globalization Support language.
Describes the connect string and Oracle parameters of a target database to which an Oracle HTTP Server mod_plsql module connects.
A DAD is a named set of configuration values used for database access. A DAD specifies information such as the database name or the SQL*Net V2 service name, the ORACLE_HOME directory, and NLS configuration information such as language, sort type, and date language.