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Connecting with PostgreSQL 7 or Higher

In Scriptcase, we have the following drivers available for connections with PostgreSQL: PostgreSQL PDO, PostgreSQL 7 or Higher, PostgreSQL 6.4 or Higher and PostgreSQL 6.3 or Lower. If you are using your own pre-configured environment, PostgreSQL extensions must be manually enabled in PHP.

Prerequisites

If you are using a manual installation on Windows, you’ll need to enable the PostgreSQL extensions on php.ini file. Check below how to do it.

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

Enabling PostgreSQL extensions

2 - Restart the Apache service using the Task Manager.

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

  • Search for the Apache2.4 or ApacheScriptcase9php73 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 PostgreSQL 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 Postgres connection.

Selecting the Database connection

Connection

Enter the parameters for connecting to your PostgreSQL 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 PostgreSQL Driver used to connect. In this example, we use the PostgreSQL 7 or Higher Driver.

  • Server/Host (Name or IP): Enter the IP or domain of the server where the database is installed.
    • E.g. serverdomain.com or 192.168.254.170
  • Port: Inform the number port for your database server.

  • 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 PostgreSQL database.

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

  • Database Name: Type your database name to connect with him. Or, if you want to choose one different database, click on the button List Database to show all databases availabes for your user.
    • Create Database: Clicking on this button, you will create a new PostgreSQL database for use.
  • 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 PostgreSQL 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 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.

  • 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.