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Connect to Oracle Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Oracle data as a data source.

The CData ODBC 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 an data source for Oracle in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Oracle Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

You can then 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 ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. 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.