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Connecting with Oracle PDO

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.

Prerequisites

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: http://127.0.0.1/scriptcase/info.php, where you will find information regarding the architecture in phpinfo().

WARNING: 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. For manual installations, you must download and install both versions of Microsoft Visual C ++ 2017.

Required Files:

x64

x86

WARNING: PHP 7.3 is compatible with Oracle Instant Client 11 or Higher.
To download Oracle Instant Client lower than version 19.6.0.0, you must have an Oracle Account.

Other Files

  • Oracle Instant Client 18.5.0.0 or Lower: Click Here

Compatibility Table

Driver Oracle Database Version
Oracle PDO

9i

10g

11g R1(11.1)

11g R2(11.2)

12c

18c

19c

Instant Client Oracle Database Version
19.6.0.0

9i

10g

11g R1(11.1)

11g R2(11.2)

12c

18c

19c

Configuring Oracle PDO on Windows

It is necessary to enable the extension in PHP and configure instant_client to make the connection. Follow the steps described below to enable the connection drivers.

1 - In the php.ini file, located in C:\php, uncomment the lines referring to the oracle extensions oci8_12c and pdo_oci removing the ; from the beginning of the line. See the example below:

Enabling Oracle extensions

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

E.g.,

C:\instantclient_19_6

3 - Paste the DLLs listed below into the Scriptcase PHP folder C:\php:

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

4 - 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.

5 - Restart the Apache service using the Task Manager.

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

  • Search for the Apache2.4 service and right click on this service, then Restart.

Restart Apache

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

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 PDO Driver.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the IP or domain of the server where the database is installed along with Service Name.
    • E.g. serverdomain.com/XE or 192.168.254.170/XE
    • For more information about Oracle’s Service Name, click here.

  • 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

Filter

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

Show


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.

Searches


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.

Advanced

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.