Thursday, November 1, 2012

Configuring a SQL Server database connection in JDeveloper 11g

In Oracle JDeveloper 11g, you can easily configure database connections via the Database Navigator.

This is easily done for Oracle databases, but for Microsoft SQL Server databases, a few steps need to be performed.

Configuring the Microsoft SQL Server Driver in JDeveloper 11g

1. Navigate to to download the "Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0"

2. Click on "Download" beside 1033\sqljdbc_3.0.1301.101_enu.exe

3. Double-click sqljdbc_3.0.1301.101_enu.exe and unzip it to c:\Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0

4. Open JDeveloper 11g

5. On the menu, navigate to Tools > Preferences

6. Expand Database

7. Click on JDBC Driver Options

8. Click on New

9. Click on Browse

10. Click on New

11. Enter a Library Name of "SQLServerDriver"

12. Click on Add Entry

13. Locate the file sqljdbc4.jar from your file system (should be under c:\Microsoft SQL Server JDBC Driver 3.0\sqljdbc_3.0\enu\sqljdbc4.jar)

14. Click on Select

15. Click on OK

16. Click on OK

17. Enter a Driver Class of ""

18. Click on OK

Creating a Microsoft SQL Server Database Connection in JDeveloper 11g

1. Under the Database Navigator, right-click on IDE Connections and click on New Connection

2. Enter the database connections of your database, and click on the Test Connection button to test it

Applicable Versions:
  • Oracle JDeveloper 11g (


Unknown said...

thanks man

Anonymous said...

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