This user guide is to provide information on how to use the Oracle Cloud Tool’s SQL Connect software.
SQLConnect User Guide
Purpose of this user guide is to provide information on how to use the Oracle Cloud Tool’s SQL Connect software. If you are looking for the server-side administration of SQL Connect, please refer to our Administrator Manual.
Online Demo: https://youtu.be/2X-dQdwzzxs
SQL Connect installer file will installed SQLConnect.exe on your computer. Once you receive your license information including username and password, install the exe on your computer. Read our FAQ for any issues during installation. For enterprise license, contact your administrator. If you have not already registered for a username/password, then Click on “SIGN-UP” button on the login screen. This will allow you to register and send you an email with Username and Password for login to the application.
STEP 1 – Download Software (Use one of the links for PROD or BETA version) and Install.
STEP 2 – If you do not have a Username / Password – Then click “SIGN-UP” button and you’ll receive an email with credentials.registered for a username/password, then Click on “SIGN-UP” button on the login screen. This will allow you to register and send you an email with Username and Password for login to the application.
How to Use
First Time Launch
After installation is complete, Go to Programs –> SQLConnect –> SQL Connect or Run the executable file SQLConnect.exe.
Application will execute, and you should be able to see the login prompt.
The login information you should have received from your license administrator. In case you are using a trial version, this user name and password will expire after 15 days. For production/live users, this is provided to the license administrator.
These are the login credentials you should have received from your license administrator. In case you are using a trial version, this user name and password will expire after 15 days. For production/live users, this is provided to the license administrator.
On the login screen, enter your username and
password. You should’ve received the username and password with your license.
If you do not have one, please contact the administrator for SQLConnect and obtain login
credentials or use “SIGN-UP” button to register. SQLConnect client can
be used by the user associated to the application on each machine.
- 1. Enter User Name
- 2. Enter Password
- 3. Press the login button.
Note: Login button will be enabled after entering username and
password. If the Login button is greyed out, you must enter the Username and
1. After logging in, Click on the Plus sign on the Connections options on left pane. If the left pane is not open, click the Yellow slider to open left pane.
Creating a new Connection
Create Connection window will open. Enter following information in the connection fields.
- 1. Oracle Connection Name: Enter the Oracle Connection Name. This is the name you want to save this connection as. In the screenshot above, you can see connections are saved with different names for quick reference.
- 2. Oracle Cloud User Name: In the second field, enter your username for Oracle Cloud. This must be a valid user in cloud environment/pod that you want to connect to. Also, this user must have the required role and data access in Oracle. If you are not sure about this, please contact your system administrator.
- 3. Password: Enter your Oracle Cloud password. You can use the EYE icon to toggle the visibility of the password.
- 4. URL: Enter the URL for your Oracle pod. e.g.
- 5. Once you enter all the fields, the NEXT button should be enabled. Click NEXT To check the connection. If the connection is successful, it will be saved under your connection and you will be connected to the database. If for some reason, the connection is not successful, you’ll get an error. If the system is unable to establish a connection it may spin forever – in which case cancel and close the application.
- 6. While using the application, you can select “Connect To” and select the name of the pod form drop-down list.
Opening new tab:
To create new Tab, simply click the + button. You can also open files from File menu to open file in new tab.
Working with Files
You can open one or more files at the same time, by using File –> Open menu option. Also the same menu provides options to SAVE and CLOSE files. You can also click the SAVE icon to save the file.
Query can be executed by clicking the EXECUTE button, or pressing CTRL+Enter keys on your keyboard.
Following are some of the shortcuts used for editing purpose:
- Ctrl-C – Copy
- Ctrl-V – Paste
- Ctrl-F – Find
- Ctrl-Shift-F – Replace
- F4 – Open DB Browser
User Interface features
The user interface of SQL connect is divided into five sections.
1. File Menu & Header
2. View Menu
3. SQL (Query) Editor
4. Left Pane & Controls
5. Main Menu
6. Results Pane
In the File Menu, you have options to open, close and exit from the file and application. You can add multiple tabs, Save them with different names locally on your file system.
In main menu, you’ll find a button to Execute a SQL – “Execute”. Options to export the results to “CSV” and “Excel”. You can also manage the number of items you want to see in each page from the query results. This defaults to 100. You can also switch connection between multiple
connection using the “Connected To” drop down menu.
View Menu provides you option to Hide/UnHide the Connections Tab, and Database Browser Tabs.
Sizing the panes:
Using the yellow control button, you can hide or unhide the left pane. Using your mouse controls, you can resize the panes.
Here is a full video demo for SQL Connect user:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MNRHoI1tQ0 and here is how to use Bind Variables in SQL Connect – https://youtu.be/PhjJ7xFLEtk
SQL Connect uses following components to make the product work.
|SQL Connect User Interface
|The Graphical user interface, editor, that is used by end user to launch and run queries against Oracle cloud. This is the main user facing executable product for SQL connect.|
|Query Processing Engine||This is built within the executable to parse, syntax check, validate and convert the user entered SQL in a format that can be processed by request processor on Oracle cloud.|
|BIP Web Service||Key logic component of SQL connects that interprets the request send by QPE and processes that in Oracle Cloud to generate result set and send it back to the BIP Web service|
|Request Processor||Helen Bennett|
|Results/Error Processor||Component of SQL Connect which renders results in a format the UI engine can process. It also processes any errors produced by the request and converts that to user readable format to be displayed on the UI.|
|UI Engine||User Interface (UI) Engine is the presentation component of SQL connect which renders results for the user.|