Python cx_Oracle 6 Production Release: Hitting A Six

cx_Oracle 6.0, the extremely popular Oracle Database interface for Python, is now Production on PyPI. cx_Oracle is an open source package that covers the Python Database API specification with many additions to support Oracle advanced features. It was begun by Anthony Tuininga in 1998 in the era of Oracle Database 8i and Python 1.5. Since then there have been over 30 releases covering up to Oracle Database 12c and Python 3. Anthony joined Oracle relatively recently. In his time...

Monday, August 14, 2017 | python | Read More

Open Source Library Drives Powerful Oracle Database Applications

ODPI-C The production release of Oracle Database Programming Interface for C (ODPI-C) is now available on GitHub.  ODPI-C is an open source library of C code that simplifies access to Oracle Database for applications written in C or C++.   ODPI-C: exposes a C API in a readily consumable way to C and C++ developers writing applications for Oracle Database. is aimed at language interfaces and applications where speed of development is important, and where special-case Oracle...

Monday, August 14, 2017 | General | Read More

Python cx_Oracle 6.0 RC 2 is on PyPI

Python cx_Oracle is the Python interface for Oracle Database Anthony Tuininga has released the second (and probably final) Release Candidate of Python cx_Oracle 6.0 on PyPI. It's now full steam ahead towards the production release, so keep on testing. Issues can be reported on GitHub or the mailing list. To take a look, use the '--pre' option to pip to install this pre-release: python -m pip install cx_Oracle --upgrade --pre You will also need Oracle client libraries, such as...

Monday, July 24, 2017 | General | Read More

ODPI-C 2.0.0 RC2 is released on GitHub

ODPI-C 2.0.0 Release Candidate 2 is now available on GitHub. What is ODPI-C? It 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. The 2.0.0 RC2 release notes are here. Along with bug fixes, you can see some defensive coding improvements, and some error message tweaks to help improve the user experience. These may...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | General | Read More

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 | General | 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

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