Connect with SQL*Plus

SQL*Plus is a command-line interface used to enter SQL commands. SQL*Plus connects to an Oracle database.

To install and configure the client and connect to the Autonomous Transaction Processing using SQL*Plus, do the following:

  1. Prepare for Oracle Call Interface (OCI), ODBC and JDBC OCI Connections. See Prepare for Oracle Call Interface (OCI), ODBC, and JDBC OCI Connections.
  2. Connect using a database user, password, and database service name provided in the tnsnames.ora file.

    For example:

    sqlplus sales_trans@atpc1_low  
    Copyright (c) 1982, 2018, Oracle. All rights reserved.  
    Enter password: password
    Last Successful login time: Tue Jan 09 2018 11:18:45 -08:00
    Connected to: 
    Oracle Database - 64bit Production  


    The Oracle Wallet is transparent to SQL*Plus because the wallet location is specified in the sqlnet.ora file. This is true for any Oracle Call Interface (OCI), ODBC, or JDBC OCI connection.