this is the issue:
an existing BI 7.0 based on Oracle 10.2.0.2.0 has to acquire data from an external Oracle 188.8.131.52 database. We want to use DB connect functionality.
1st Q: are the existing components (DBSL and Oracle db-client) sufficient for interfacing to the secondary database?
2nd Q: would it be better practice to look at the external database as a completely separate one? which means to install separate DBSL and db-client for it.
Unfortunately neither online documentation nor SAP notes provide full clarification. Is there any experience in the field? all comments and contributions are warmly appreciated!