Ever Evolving SQL*Plus Adds New Performance Features

This is a guest post by Luan Nim, Senior Development Manager at Oracle. SQL*Plus has introduced a number of features to improve the performance and ease of use in general. These features can be enabled with SET commands, or via the command line. New Oracle SQL*Plus features include: SET MARKUP CSV This option lets you generate output in CSV format. It also lets you choose the delimiter character to use and enable quotes ON or OFF around data. The benefit of...

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Read More

Updated PHP 7.2 PDO_OCI install 'configure' syntax

Frank Yang at Oracle has updated the PHP 7.2 'configure' option for PDO_OCI and added some of the heuristics previously only in the PHP OCI8 extension configure option. This has allowed the two extension option syntaxes to be aligned. PDO_OCI is PHP's PDO driver for Oracle Database. PHP 7.2 is in Alpha status. In common with most other database PDO drivers, the PDO_OCI driver is part of the PHP bundle and is not on PECL. The new PHP 7.2 PDO_OCI 'configure' syntax is like: --with-...

Monday, July 3, 2017 | php | Read More

Node-oracledb 2.0.13-Development is now on GitHub

Node-oracledb 2.0.13-Development is now on GitHub. Node-oracledb is the Node.js interface for Oracle Database. Top features: Version 2 is based on the new ODPI-C abstraction layer. Additional data type support. The full Changelog is here. The node-oracledb 2.0.13-Development documentation is here. I'd recommend testing and reporting any issues as early as possible during the 2.0 Development release cycle. This is a development release so we are aware of some rough edges....

Monday, June 19, 2017 | node.js | Read More

Python cx_Oracle 6.0 RC 1 is now on PyPI

Release Candidate 1 of Python cx_Oracle 6.0 in now on PyPI. Test now and report any feedback. Python cx_Oracle is the Python Instant for Oracle Database. Version 6 is based on the new ODPI-C abstraction layer, which is now also in Release Candidate phase. This layer has allowed cx_Oracle code itself to be greatly simplified. There are a few small tweaks in cx_Oracle RC1 since the final Beta. Read about them in the Release Notes. A couple of the changes are that the...

Monday, June 19, 2017 | python | Read More

ODPI-C 2.0.0 RC1 released on GitHub

The ODPI-C 2.0 abstraction layer for Oracle Database applications has just entered Release Candidate phase. You know what this means - it's seriously time you should do some testing and report any issues. What is it? ODPI-C is an open source library of C code that simplifies the use of common Oracle Call Interface (OCI) features for Oracle Database drivers and user applications. It sits on top of OCI and requires Oracle client libraries. Download ODPI-C from here. Documentation...

Monday, June 19, 2017 | General | Read More

Python cx_Oracle 6.0b2 is available

Python cx_Oracle 6.0b2 has been released to GitHub and PyPI. Anthony Tuininga has released Python cx_Oracle 6.0b2 with (surprise, surprise) some improvements and fixes. You can install it from PyPI by using: python -m pip install cx_Oracle --pre Without the "--pre" option you will get the current production version cx_Oracle 5.3 instead. If you are upgrading a previous cx_Oracle installation use: python -m pip install cx_Oracle --upgrade --pre The full Release Notes list all...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | python | Read More

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