|Oracle9i OLAP Developer's Guide to the OLAP API
Release 2 (9.2)
Part Number A95297-01
Connecting to a Data Store, 2 of 6
When an application accesses data through the OLAP API, it uses a connection provided by the Oracle implementation of Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) from Sun Microsystems. For information about using this JDBC implementation, see the Oracle9i JDBC Developer's Guide and Reference.
The procedure for connecting involves loading an Oracle JDBC driver, getting a connection through that driver, and creating two OLAP API objects that handle transactions and data transfer.
These steps are described in the topic "Establishing a Connection" .
Before attempting to make an OLAP API connection to an Oracle database, ensure that the following requirements are met: