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Manage Oracle Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Oracle.

The CData JDBC Driver for Oracle seamlessly integrates Oracle data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Oracle data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Oracle in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Oracle Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Oracle data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    To connect to Oracle, you'll first need to update your PATH variable and ensure it contains a folder location that includes the native DLLs. The native DLLs can be found in the lib folder inside the installation directory. Once you've done this, set the following to connect:

    • Port: The port used to connect to the server hosting the Oracle database.
    • User: The user Id provided for authentication with the Oracle database.
    • Password: The password provided for authentication with the Oracle database.
    • Service Name: The service name of the Oracle database.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Oracle JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.oracleoci.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:oracleoci:User=myuser;Password=mypassword;Server=localhost;Port=1521;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Oracle data. Oracle entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Oracle data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Oracle API.