Set up an Oracle ODBC Driver

After you have created a repository on your Oracle database, you set up the Oracle ODBC driver so that you can connect to a project on that repository from Enterprise Architect (in preference to using an OLE DB connection).

Prerequisites

Install:

Oracle DBMS and repository
 

Set up the Oracle ODBC driver

Step

Action

1

If you are using a 32-bit operating system:

Select the WindowsTM Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Data Sources (ODBC) option

If you are using a 64-bit operating system:

Enterprise Architect requires 32-bit ODBC drivers to connect to a repository through ODBC; to set up the ODBC configuration on 64-bit clients, run the 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator from C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe
You can quickly load the correct 32-bit ODBC Data Source Administrator by selecting Tools |  ODBC Data Sources in the Enterprise Architect menu bar
 

The ODBC Data Source Administrator window displays.

 

2

Click on the Add button.

The Create New Data Source dialog displays, enabling you to add a new DSN.

 

3

Select Oracle in OraDB11g_home1 from the list (or similar, depending on the ODBC installation).

 

4

Click on the Finish button.

The Oracle ODBC Driver Configuration dialog displays.

 

5

Enter the following configuration details:

A data source name for the connection
A description (optional)
The TNS Service Name (click on the drop down arrow and select from the list)
User ID

 

6

Click on the Test Connection button and enter the Oracle user password to confirm that the details are correct.

 

7

If the test succeeds, click on the OK button to complete the configuration.

If the test does not succeed, review your settings.

 

 

Your Oracle driver is now available to connect to the repository from Enterprise Architect.

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