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Connecting with Oracle ODBC

At Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for connection to Oracle: Oracle PDO, Oracle 8.0.5 or Higher, Oracle ODBC and Oracle 8.

Prerequisites

Before proceeding at this documentation, check your PHP architecture. For drivers to be enabled correctly, the files must be downloaded according to the architecture used.

  • In your Scriptcase, there is the file info.php, access it by URL: http://127.0.0.1:8091/scriptcase/info.php, where you will find information regarding architecture in the phpinfo().

NOTE: Download the Oracle instant client according to your PHP architecture.

PHP architecture

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

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

Required files:

x86_64

IMPORTANT: The PHP 7.3 is compatible with Oracle Instant Client 11.2 or Higher.
To download the Oracle Instant Client below the version 19.5.0.0, it is necessary to have a Oracle account.

Other Files

  • Oracle Instant Client 12.2.0 or Higher: Click Here

Compatibility Table

Driver Oracle database version
Oracle ODBC

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 ODBC on MacOs

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 - On your Mac terminal, log in as root and create a folder with instant client numbering in /usr/local/instantclient/12.1.0.2/.

EX:

  • mkdir /usr/local/instantclient/12.1.0.2/

2 - Extract all content from the Instant Client downloaded previously on your Mac system and copy to the folder created in the previous step:

EX:

  • unzip oci_client_macosx_12.zip
  • cp -avr __MACOSX/ oci_client_macosx_12/ /usr/local/instantclient/12.1.0.2/

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

ATENÇÃO: If you followed our documentation to install Scriptcase manually on macOs, the extension is already in the extensions directory. You can proceed to item 5.

EX:

sudo cp oci8.so /usr/local/lib/php/pecl/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.

Caminho para o diretório de extensões do PHP

4 - Edit the php.ini file(/usr/local/etc/php/7.3/php.ini) and declare the Oracle extension at the end of the file.

EX:

extension=oci8.so

Inserindo extensão no php.ini

5 - Restart the apache service for the changes to be saved. Use the command below for this:

EX:

sudo apachectl restart

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 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

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


Questions or Connection Problems?

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