How to use IBM App Connect with Oracle Database

Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system.

  • A connector in IBM App Connect on IBM CloudCloud-managed connector

Connecting to Oracle Database

Complete the connection fields that you see in the App Connect Designer Catalog page or flow editor. If necessary, work with your Oracle Database administrator to obtain these values.

Oracle Database connection fields:

Oracle host name and port
Oracle database host name and port in the format <hostname>:<port>
  • Required: True
  • Default value: localhost:1521
Oracle Database service name
Oracle Database service name
  • Required: True
User name
Oracle Database user name
  • Required: True
Password for the Oracle Database user
  • Required: True
Schema qualifier for the database objects to be accessed. Schema will default to user name if not specified.
  • Required: False
Network name:
Specifies the name of the network that IBM® App Connect on IBM Cloud will use to access your system. Required only if connecting to a system in a private network.

If you have already configured a network in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud with access to the private network, you can select that network. Otherwise, you need to configure a network (download and configure a Secure Gateway) for use with a private network. For more information about how to configure a network, see Configuring a private network for IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud®.

Important: Ensure that the Secure Gateway Client has been started. If you need to, you can start the Secure Gateway Client as described in Configuring a private network for IBM App Connect: Finally, start and configure the Secure Gateway Client.
  • Required: False

To connect to a Oracle Database endpoint from the App Connect Designer Catalog page for the first time, expand Oracle Database, then click Connect. For more information about ways to connect to Oracle Database, see Managing accounts in App Connect.


Before you use the account that is created in App Connect in a flow, rename the account to something meaningful that helps you to identify it. To rename the account on the Catalog page, select the account, open its options menu (⋮), then click Rename Account.

General considerations

Before you use App Connect Designer with Oracle Database, take note of the following considerations:

  • (General consideration) You can see lists of the trigger events and actions that are available on the Catalog page of the App Connect Designer.

    For some applications, the events and actions in the catalog depend on the environment (IBM Cloud Pak for Integration or App Connect on IBM Cloud) and whether the connector supports configurable events and dynamic discovery of actions. If the application supports configurable events, you see a Show more configurable events link under the events list. If the application supports dynamic discovery of actions, you see a Show more link under the actions list.

  • (General consideration) If you are using multiple accounts for an application, the set of fields that is displayed when you select an action for that application can vary for different accounts. In the flow editor, some applications always provide a curated set of static fields for an action. Other applications use dynamic discovery to retrieve the set of fields that are configured on the instance that you are connected to. For example, if you have two accounts for two instances of an application, the first account might use settings that are ready for immediate use. However, the second account might be configured with extra custom fields.

Events and actions

Oracle Database events

These events are for changes in this application that trigger a flow to start performing the actions in the flow.

Oracle Database actions

These are actions on this application that you want a flow to complete.

Create device
Retrieve devices
Update device
Delete device
Create entry
Retrieve entries
Update entry
Delete entry
Modify distinguished name
InetOrgPerson objects
Create inetOrgPerson object
Retrieve inetOrgPerson objects
Update inetOrgPerson object
Delete inetOrgPerson object
Organizational persons
Create organizational person
Retrieve organizational persons
Update organizational person
Delete organizational person
Organizational units
Create organizational unit
Retrieve organizational units
Update organizational unit
Delete organizational unit
Create person
Retrieve persons
Update person
Delete person
Create room
Retrieve rooms
Update room
Delete room

More items are available when you have connected App Connect to Oracle Database.


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