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From "Schultz, Gary - COMM" <>
Subject RE: Cocoon and Oracle
Date Mon, 09 Aug 2004 16:49:00 GMT
We run Oracle 8i.

I renamed to classes12.jar.

Checked with the DBA and added the correct servername and SID.

I'm trying to get this to work by running tests based on both the SQL
Transformer and ESQL samples, and documentation for SQL Transformer and

When I run a test based on the SQL Transformer I get the following error:

Failed to obtain connection. Made 5 attempts with 5000ms interval

or it simply runs and runs and runs with no result

When I run a test based on ESQL I get nothing. The browser simply runs and
runs and runs with no result.

Is there a simple way I can check to make sure the Cocoon - Oracle
connection is working?

This is very frustrating. To those that have stumbled through this, is it
worth learning? Should I stick to PHP? I was able to learn to work with
Oracle and PHP in a relatively short period of time using the database
abstraction classes provided in ADODB for PHP. 

Gary T. Schultz
Web Technical Administrator / GIS Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Commerce
6th Floor
P.O. Box 7970
Madison, WI 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ugo Cei []
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 9:13 AM
Subject: Re: Cocoon and Oracle

Schultz, Gary - COMM wrote:
> Section 1.5 Comments from the readers, there is a comment at the bottom
> mentions the need for a jar file instead of What would be
> name for this jar file? Can I simply expand the zip and use it's contents
> create the jar, or do I need to build the jar from other resources?

Simply rename to classes12.jar. If you're using Oracle 9 
or later, you should use the "ojdbc14.jar" file that you can download 
from Oracle instead.

> We are running Windows 2000 server. We use system DSN's configured via the
> ODBC Data Source Administrator. Am I correct in assuming that the SID
> identified in the wiki at section 1.3 Setting cocoon.xconf, is the DSN set
> in the ODBC administrator?

Not at all. The SID is the Oracle instance identifier and should be 
known by your DBA (if it's not been changed on install, it should be 
"ORCL"). The Oracle driver is a type 4 JDBC driver and does not use ODBC.


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