Enabling Amazon RDS Oracle 8

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


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:, 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:


IMPORTANT: The PHP 7.3 is compatible with Oracle Instant Client 11.2 or Higher.
To download the Oracle Instant Client below the version, 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 8
Instant Client Oracle database version

Configuring Oracle 8 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/


  • mkdir -p /usr/local/instantclient/

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


  • unzip
  • cp -avr __MACOSX/ oci_client_macosx_12/ /usr/local/instantclient/

3 - Copy the previously downloaded 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.


sudo cp /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.


Inserindo extensão no php.ini

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


sudo apachectl restart

Connection to Scriptcase

Questions or Connection Problems?

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