How to setup Oracle database connection
This chapter will show you how you can connect to your own Oracle database through Oracle connection. Via Oracle it is possible to connect to different types of database servers. If the connection is successful, you can import contacts from your database to the Ozeki Bulk Messenger Software.
Step 1 - Create new database connectionStart the process by creating a new database connection. To do so, you need to click on Create new database connection button.
Step 2- Type of databaseWith Ozeki Bulk Messenger software solution you are able to connect to different types of database servers. In the following figure you can see on which button you need to click to install a new SQLExpress connection.
Before you connect to the database, you need to install the Oracle client software and the Oledb connector which belongs to the Oracle on the same computer where the Ozeki Bulk Messenger is already installed.
Step 3 - Database connection detailsThere are two possible ways for giving the details: you can give the data below the General menu, or you can give the connection string below the Advanced menu. In case you give the connection string, it overwrites the data given below the General menu.
In this example we give the connection string under the General menu:
If the connection is successful, a green tick will appear under State.
The event log will show you if you have connected successfully.
Step 4 - Testing the database connectionIf you click to the Test button, you can give the database table in which you store your contact lists.
Click to the Execute button to list the phone numbers that are stored in the given database's table.