Connecting withte Oracle ODBC

In Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for connections with Oracle: Oracle PDO, Oracle 8.0.5 or Higher, Oracle ODBC and Oracle 8. If you are using your own pre-configured environment, Oracle extensions must be manually enabled in PHP.


Before proceeding with this documentation, check your PHP architecture. In order for the drivers to be enabled correctly, the files must be downloaded according to the architecture used.

  • In Scriptcase, there is the info.php file, access it through the URL:, where you will find information regarding the architecture in phpinfo().

NOTE: If you are using Scriptcase’s automatic installer, the PHP architecture will be the same as the installer downloaded. Download the Oracle Instant Client according to your PHP architecture.

PHP Architecture

  • x86 Architecture = 32 bits
  • x64 Architecture = 64 bits

Below are listed the files required for Oracle drivers to be enabled. If you installed the tool using Scripcase installer, it is not necessary to download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017. For manual installations, you must download and install both versions of Microsoft Visual C ++ 2017.

Required Files:



WARNING: PHP 8.1 is compatible with Oracle Instant Client 11 or Higher.
To download Oracle Instant Client lower than version, you must have an Oracle Account.

Other Files

  • Oracle Instant Client or Below: Click Here

Oracle ODBC Driver Compatibility Table

Drive Oracle Database Version            
Oracle 8.0.5 or Higher 9i Driver 9i 10g Driver 10g 11g R1 Driver 11g R1 11g R2(11.2) Driver 11g R2(11.2) 12c Driver 12c 18c Driver 18c 19c Driver 19c
Instant Client Versión de base de datos Oracle    9i Driver 9i 10g Driver 10g 11g R1 Driver 11g R1 11g R2(11.2) Driver 11g R2(11.2) 12c Driver 12c 18c Driver 18c 19c Driver 19c

Configuring Oracle ODBC on Windows

Scriptcase’s automatic installation comes with pre-configured Oracle drivers, just missing instant_client and the ODBC package to be configured to make the connection. Follow the steps described below to enable the connection drivers.

1 - Extract the previously downloaded Instant Client Basic package to your computer’s root folder.

E.g., C:\instantclient_19_6

2 - Extract the previously downloaded ODBC package to the Instant Client folder on the root path of your computer.

3 - Run the odbc_install.exe file with administrator privileges for the driver to be installed on your system.

4 - Paste the DLLs listed below into the Scriptcase PHP folder C:\Program Files\NetMake\v9-php81\components\php:

  • oci.dll
  • oraociei19.dll
  • oraons.dll

5 - Add in the Path parameter of the Environment Variables the full path to the Instant Client. Follow the steps below to perform this procedure:

  • Go to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings.

Control Panel

  • Click on the Advanced > Environment Variables tab.

Advanced Settings properties

  • Under System Variables, Select the Path item and click Edit.

Adding the client path to the path parameter.

  • Click the New button and add the path to the instant client as shown below:

Adding the client path to the path parameter.

6 - Restart the Apache service using the Task Manager.

  • Open the Task Manager and click on the Services tab.

  • Search for the ApacheScriptcase9php81 service and right click on this service, then Restart.

Restarting Apache

Creating a System ODBC Data Source

Check below the entire step by step to create an ODBC data source to connect to Scriptcase.

NOTE: ODBC must be created on the same server where ScriptCase is installed.

1 - Access your ODBC Data Source Manager and select according to your architecture. We will be selecting the x64 version:

ODBC Manager

2 - When accessing the ODBC Data Sources Administrator, select the DSN System tab and click on Add to create your connection to your Oracle Database.

Creating DSN

3 - After that, it is necessary to select the Driver to connect to Oracle. Select the Driver: Oracle in instantclient_19_5

Selecting ODBC Driver

4 - Now, enter the connection parameters as shown below:

  • Data Source Name: Define here the name of the ODBC object that will be used when connecting to Scriptcase.
  • Description: Write a definition for the Data Source, e.g., what is the purpose?.
  • TNS Service Name: Enter the server’s IP or domain here followed by the Oracle SERVICE NAME.
  • User ID: Inform the user that will be used in the connection for authentication.

Configuring ODBC Driver

5 - Test the connection to check if all parameters have been filled in correctly.

You will be asked to enter the password to connect.

Testing ODBC Driver

6 - Click OK to complete this process.

Creating a Connection in Scriptcase

See below how to create a connection in your Scriptcase project, using the previously enabled Driver and the Oracle database.

1 - Access any project from your Scriptcase.

2 - Click on the New Connection icon to create a connection.

Creating a new connection

or access the Database > New Connection menu tab.

Creating a new connection

After that, a new page will appear with all database connections.

3 - Select the Oracle connection.

Selecting the Database connection


Enter the parameters for connecting to your Oracle database as follows:

Connecting to the Database

  • Connection Name: Define the name of your new connection. By default, Scriptcase adds the prefix conn along with the database name.

  • DBMS Driver: Select the Oracle Driver used to connect. In this example, we use the Oracle ODBC Driver.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the Data Source Name created in your ODBC manager.
    • E.G. oracle

  • Schema: Inform the Scheme of specific tables created for the use of the informed user.
    • This item is optional if you do not have a schema configured in your database.

  • Username: Inform the user to authenticate the connection to your Oracle database.
    • For Oracle connections, the user must be capitalized, as in the example.

  • Password: Enter the password to complete the authentication process.

  • Test Connection: Click on this button to get a response from the Scriptcase request to find out if the parameters entered are correct.

Testing the Database connection


Accessing this tab, you can configure which Database items will be displayed on the connection, depending or not on the owner.

Filtering the Database connection


It allows the Oracle connection to see tables, views, system tables and procedures depending on the items selected by the user. By default, the items Tables and Views are already selected by Scriptcase.

  • Tables: By selecting this option, the tables in your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

  • Views: By selecting this option, the views of your database will be displayed.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

  • System Tables: By selecting this option, the system tables of your database will be displayed.

  • Procedures: By selecting this option, the procedures of your database will be displayed.


Allows you to define which tables and owners are displayed.

  • Tables: You can define in this option which tables will be displayed. The configuration can contain a PREFIX% or name of the tables to display.
    • By default, Scriptcase leaves this option empty.
    • E.g.

    Example of using the prefix

  • Owner: Inform the user who sees the tables entered for display.
    • The user must be in capital letters as in the example above.

  • Show: Choose whether tables for the informed owner are displayed.

NOTE: By using table filtering, you eliminate unnecessary tables for your project and improves the performance of your Oracle database connection.


In this tab, you have access to specific settings for the connection. The changes made in this session impact the data display and application performance.

Advanced database connection configuration

  • client_encoding: Select the encoding used in your database. In the example above, we use the client_encoding UTF-8.
    • By default, this option is left blank by Scriptcase.

  • Decimal Separator: Select the type of separator for decimal records, between comma and period.
    • By default, the period . is selected as a separator.

  • Persistent Connection: Define whether the connections will be closed after the execution of your scripts in Scriptcase applications.
    • By default, Scriptcase disables this option.

  • Use the schema before table name: Define whether the database schema is displayed before the table names.
    • By default, Scriptcase enables this option.

    • E.g.

    Example of using the scheme

Doubts or Connection Problems?

Contact our Support Team in case of connection problems or questions regarding this database.