Create a Connection for an Oracle Database

You can create a connection to a database and use the connection to access data and build a data set.

You can't use remote connections to save a data set from a Data Flow.

  1. On the Home page, click Create, then click Connection.
  2. In Create Connection dialog, click the connection type, for example, Oracle Database.
  3. Enter a unique name for the new connection, and database connection details.
    • If you’re not creating an SSL connection, specify the connection information for the database, such as the hostname, port, credentials, service name and so on.
    • If you’re creating an SSL connection, in the Client Wallet field, click Select to browse for the cwallet.sso file. Ask your administrator for the location of the cwallet.sso file.
  4. Use the Connection Type option to specify how you'd like to connect.
    • When you create connections to Oracle Databases, you can connect in two ways using the Connection Type option:
      • Basic - Specify the Host, Port, and Service Name of the database.
      • Advanced - In the Connection String field specify the Single Client Access Name (SCAN) ID of databases running in a RAC cluster. For example:

        sales.example.com =(DESCRIPTION= (ADDRESS_LIST= (LOAD_BALANCE=on)(FAILOVER=ON) (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=123.45.67.111)(PORT=1521)) (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=123.45.67.222)(PORT=1521)) (ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=123.45.67.333)(PORT=1521))) (CONNECT_DATA=(SERVICE_NAME= salesservice.example.com)))

    • Enable Bulk Replication - If you’re loading a data set for a project, then this option should be turned off and you can ignore it. This option is reserved for data analysts and advanced users for replicating data from one database to another database.

  5. Click Save.