Connect with Oracle SQLcl

SQLcl (Oracle SQL Developer Command Line) is a command-line interface for Oracle Database. It allows you to interactively or batch execute SQL and PL/SQL. SQLcl provides in-line editing, statement completion, and command recall for a feature-rich experience, all while also supporting your previously written SQL*Plus scripts.

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To connect Oracle SQLcl to an Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated database, the system running Oracle SQLcl must have network access to the database.

You can use SQLcl version 4.2 or later with Autonomous Transaction Processing. Download SQLcl from oracle.com.

SQLcl can connect to an Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated database using either an Oracle Call Interface (OCI) or a JDBC thin connection.

SQLcl with Oracle Call Interface

To connect using Oracle Call Interface, use the –oci option, supply the database user name, a password, and the database service name provided in the tnsnames.ora file. For example:

sql -oci

SQLcl: Release 18.4 Production on Wed Apr 03 15:28:40 2019

Copyright (c) 1982, 2019, Oracle.  All rights reserved.

Username? (''?) sales_trans@atpc1_low
Password? (**********?) **************
Last Successful login time: Wed Apr 03 2019 15:29:19 -07:00

Connected to:
Oracle Database 18c Enterprise Edition Release 18.0.0.0.0 - Production
Version 18.4.0.0.0

SQL>

When connecting using Oracle Call Interface, the Oracle Wallet is transparent to SQLcl.

SQLcl with a JDBC Thin Connection

To connect using a JDBC Thin connection, first configure the SQLcl cloud configuration and then connect to the Autonomous Transaction Processing dedicated database.

  1. Start SQLcl with the /nolog option.
    sql /nolog
    
  2. Configure the SQLcl session to use your Oracle Wallet:
    SQL> set cloudconfig directory/client_credentials.zip
    Wallet Password:  **********
  3. Connect to the Autonomous Transaction Processing database:
    SQL> connect username@servicename
    password

    For example:

    sql /nolog
    
    SQLcl: Release 18.4 Production on Thu Jan 24 11:29:41 2019
    
    Copyright (c) 1982, 2019, Oracle.  All rights reserved.
    
    SQL> set cloudconfig /home/atpc/wallet_ATPC1.zip
    Wallet Password:  **********
    
    SQL> connect admin@atpc_medium
    

For more information, on the connection types specified in tnsnames.ora, see Predefined Database Service Names for Autonomous Transaction Processing Dedicated Databases.

For information on SQLcl, see Oracle SQLcl.