TNS:net service name is incorrectly specified

Starting up database in preparation for the Oracle Identity Manager 11gR2 PS2 schema installation
May 30, 2014
Oracle-Databases
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Enter user-name: sqlplus / as sysdba
Enter password:
ERROR:
ORA-12162: TNS:net service name is incorrectly specified


SOLUTION

You need to ensure you have the ORACLE_OWNER, ORACLE_HOME, ORACLE_SID and the PATHC of ORACLE_HOME set as environment variables

vi /home/oracle/.bash_profile

Here is an example of the set variables

PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/bin
ORACLE_OWNER=oracle
ORACLE_HOME=/home/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1
ORACLE_SID=orcl
JAVA_HOME=/home/oracle/Middleware/Java/jdk1.6.0_37
export PATH ORACLE_OWNER ORACLE_HOME JAVA_HOME ORACLE_SID

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