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Dblink From PostgresPlus To Oracle


Dblink_Ora_* functions are useful for getting oracle connection into PostgresPlus Advanced Server. i.e, we can retrive oracle data from postgresplus. Please find the steps how to proceed.

Step 1
For doing dblink_ora* setup, we need a OCI(Oralce Client Interface which is nothing but libpq in Postgresql)file. If you have oracle 11*, then no need to download this file from any where. if not, we need to donwload this file from oracle site.

Filename Required is : "" in Linux
      "OCI.DLL" in Windows

In Oracle 11g, you will get this directly from $ORACLE_HOME/lib. In this example, we have created a symlink for this from "/lib64" to "$ORCLE_HOME/lib".

ln -s /home/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1/lib/ /lib64/
Step 2
[root@localhost PGBAR]# chmod -R 766 /home/oracle/

Because, we are accessing this "" as a enterprisedb user. Hence, we have given the complete permissions to /home/oracle.

Step 3
in postgresql.conf from PPAS, please add the below entries.

edb=# show oracle_home ;

Because, we have created a symlink for this "" at "/lib64".

Step 4
Log into as a enterprisedb user, and set the OCI required ENVIRONMENT Variables.

export ORACLE_HOME=/home/oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1
export ORACLE_SID=orcl

Step 5
Restart the PostgresPlus for taking this effect.

Step 6
Make sure your's ORACLE listener works.

edb=# select dblink_ora_connect('oralink','localhost','orcl','scott','tiger',1521,false);
(1 row)

Step 7
edb=# select * from dblink_ora_record('oralink','SELECT dbms_metadata.get_ddl(''TABLE'',''DINESH'',''SCOTT'',''9'',''ORACLE'',''DDL'') FROM DUAL') AS T(TABLEDEF TEXT);
   CREATE TABLE "SCOTT"."DINESH"                                      +
    (    "T" NUMBER(*,0)                                              +
   TABLESPACE "USERS"                                                 +

For more information, please refer the below doc.




  1. Thanks for your valuable information.Helped a lot.
    Also,it would be helpful if you include some steps for setting up the same on remote host.


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