Oracle as a source

The Oracle source supports both cloud and on-premises databases. To connect to an on-premises database, your environment must have a self-managed Groundplex configured in the Classic Manager shared folder. Refer to Connect to on-premises endpoints for more information.

When you select Oracle, if AutoSync detects that a Groundplex is available, a dialog opens that enables you to select a cloud or on-premises database. For an on-premises database, you must also select a Groundplex.

To use the incremental load type, you'll need to select a column that contains the last updated timestamp for each table. If no such column exists, you can:
  • Create it in the source first.
  • Use Full load instead. Full load drops the target tables and reloads them on synchronization. It does not require a timestamp column that tracks updates. AutoSync uses this load type by default if you do not select a timestamp column.

A timestamp column must be one of the following types:


Supported account types

Designer and Classic Manager provide multiple account types for most endpoints and not all types are compatible with AutoSync. When you create or edit a data pipeline, the existing credentials list only includes compatible Accounts.

For Oracle, Autosync supports:

  • Oracle Thin Account

Connection configuration

When you configure credentials in AutoSync, the Oracle properties include the following:

  • Credential label: A unique, meaningful name such as Oracle-Sales-Admin. If a configuration with the same name exists, AutoSync displays an Asset conflict error message.
  • Hostname: The name of the machine hosting the database.
  • Port Number: The port number to connect to the database. Default value: 1521
  • Database name: The name of the database. For example, MyDB.
  • Username: A username for an account with the correct permissions for AutoSync to retrieve and synchronize data.
  • Password: The password for the account. Multiple retries with an invalid password can cause your account to be locked.
  • Database specifier type: The format of the JDBC URL. AutoSync formats the connection parameters into one of the following options. Default value: Service name
    • Service name: Uses the jdbc:oracle:thin@//HOST:PORT/DBNAME format.
    • SID: Uses the jdbc:oracle:thin@HOST:PORT:DBNAME format.
  • Share: (Optional) Select a user group to share this configuration with. Org admins create user groups to share credentials. If you are a member of a user group, you can select it from the dropdown. You can also select the global shared folder, which shares the credentials with everyone in your Org.
  • Validate and save: After saving and validating, AutoSync adds the configuration to the list of saved credentials.
  • Select schema: AutoSync populates this list from the account. Choose the schema that contains the tables to load as a source.
  • Select tables to synchronize: After configuring a destination, choose tables to synchronize. AutoSync populates the list from your Oracle account.
  • Select the column that tracks the last modified time: To use Incremental load, select a timestamp column. This column must not be nullable and can't contain any null values. To use Full load, leave this field empty.
  • Click Select another table to add another table to synchronize.