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Connecting with Oracle 8.0.5 or Higher

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

  • i386/i686 Architecture = 32 bits
  • x86_64 Architecture = 64 bits

Below are listed the files required for Oracle drivers to be enabled.

Required Files:

x86_64

  • Oracle Instant Client - Basic Package 12.1.0.2(x86_64): Click Here
  • Oracle Instant Client - Devel Package 12.1.0.2(x86_64): Click Here

i386/i686

  • Oracle Instant Client - Basic Package 12.1.0.2(i386/i686): Click Here
  • Oracle Instant Client - Devel Package 12.1.0.2(i386/i686): Click Here

WARNING: PHP 7.3 is compatible with Oracle Instant Client 11.2 or Higher.
To download Oracle Instant Client lower than version 19, you must have an Oracle Account.

Other Files

  • Oracle Instant Client 12.2.0 or Higher: Click Here

Compatibility Table

Driver Oracle Database Version
Oracle 8.0.5 or Higher

9i

10g

11g R1(11.1)

11g R2(11.2)

12c

18c

19c

Instant Client Oracle Database Version
12.1.0.2

9i

10g

11g R1(11.1)

11g R2(11.2)

12c

18c

19c

Configuring Oracle 8.0.5 or Higher on Linux

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

1 - Install the packages below:

UBUNTU\DEBIAN CENTOS\RHEL
sudo apt-get update sudo yum update
sudo apt-get install libaio1 sudo yum install libaio-devel
sudo apt-get install libncurses5 sudo yum install libaio
sudo apt-get install alien sudo yum install glibc
sudo apt-get install gcc-multilib g++-multilib sudo yum install compat-libstdc++-33
sudo apt-get install libpam0g sudo yum install glibc-devel
sudo apt-get install unixodbc-dev unixodbc sudo yum install libstdc++
  sudo yum install libstdc++
  sudo yum install pam
  sudo yum install ncurses-devel
  sudo yum install unixODBC

2 - Convert and install the previously downloaded Instant Client Basic packages on your Linux system:

UBUNTU\DEBIAN CENTOS\RHEL
sudo alien oracle-instantclient12.1-devel-12.1.0.2.0-1.x86_64.rpm sudo yum install oracle-instantclient12.1-basic-12.1.0.2.0-1.x86_64.rpm
sudo alien oracle-instantclient12.1-basic-12.1.0.2.0-1.x86_64.rpm sudo yum install oracle-instantclient12.1-devel-12.1.0.2.0-1.x86_64.rpm
sudo dpkg -i oracle-instantclient12.1-basic_12.1.0.2.0-2_amd64.deb  
sudo dpkg -i oracle-instantclient12.1-devel_12.1.0.2.0-2_amd64.deb  

3 - Copy the previously downloaded oci8.so extension to the PHP extensions directory:

E.g. sudo cp oci8.so /usr/lib/php/20180731

Access the info.php file and search for the extension_dir line. It will tell you the exact path to the directory responsible for PHP extensions.

Path to the PHP extensions directory

4 - Edit the php.ini file and declare the Oracle extension at the end of the file.

UBUNTU\DEBIAN CENTOS\RHEL
/etc/php/7.3/apache2/php.ini /etc/php.ini

E.g. extension=oci8.so

Inserting the extension in php.ini file

5 - Edit the environment variable file and declare the variable responsible for identifying the Oracle library:

Enter the variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH and the path to the library in the file responsible for your system’s environment variables. Check the path below according to your operating system:

WARNING: The path to the library may depend on your installation, by default the path is this: /usr/lib/oracle/12.1/client64/lib/.

UBUNTU\DEBIAN CENTOS\RHEL
sudo nano /etc/apache2/envvars sudo nano /etc/sysconfig/httpd
  • Add this variable at the end of the file with the following syntax:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/lib/oracle/12.1/client64/lib/

E.g.

Adding the Oracle Client environment variable

NOTE: If you are using CentOS/RHEL, it is not necessary to use ‘export’ before the variable.

6 - Restart the Scriptcase apache service for the changes to take effect. Use the commands below according to your operating system.

UBUNTU\DEBIAN CENTOS\RHEL
sudo service apachesc9php73 restart sudo systemctl restart apachesc9php73

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 8.0.5 or Higher 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.