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Create an Oracle source connector in the UI

The Oracle connector is in beta. See the Sources overview for more information on using beta-labelled connectors.
Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for creating an Oracle source connector using the Platform user interface.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:
If you already have a valid Oracle DB connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow .

Gather required credentials

In order to access your Oracle account on Platform, you must provide the following values:
The connection string used to connect to Oracle. The Oracle connection string pattern is: Host={HOST};Port={PORT};Sid={SID};User Id={USERNAME};Password={PASSWORD} .
The unique identifier needed to create a connection. The connection specification ID for Oracle is d6b52d86-f0f8-475f-89d4-ce54c8527328 .
For more information about getting started refer to this Oracle document .

Connect your Oracle account

Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to create a new Oracle account to connect to Platform.
Log in to Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create inbound account, and each source shows the number of existing accounts and dataset flows associated to them.
You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.
Under the Databases category, select Oracle DB and click on the + icon (+) to create a new Oracle connector.
The Connect to Oracle DB page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.

New account

If you are using new credentials, select New account . On the input form that appears, provide the connection with a name, an optional description, and your Oracle credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new account to establish.

Existing account

To connect an existing account, select the Oracle account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.

Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your Oracle account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data into Platform .