Oracle Connection


The Oracle connection type provides connection to a Oracle database.

Configuring the Connection

Dsn (required)

The Data Source Name. The host address for the Oracle server.

Sid (optional)

The Oracle System ID. The uniquely identify a particular database on a system.

Service_name (optional)

The db_unique_name of the database.

Port (optional)

The port for the Oracle server, Default 1521.

Login (required)

Specify the user name to connect.

Password (required)

Specify the password to connect.

Extra (optional)

Specify the extra parameters (as json dictionary) that can be used in Oracle connection. The following parameters are supported:

  • encoding - The encoding to use for regular database strings. If not specified, the environment variable NLS_LANG is used. If the environment variable NLS_LANG is not set, ASCII is used.

  • nencoding - The encoding to use for national character set database strings. If not specified, the environment variable NLS_NCHAR is used. If the environment variable NLS_NCHAR is not used, the environment variable NLS_LANG is used instead, and if the environment variable NLS_LANG is not set, ASCII is used.

  • threaded - Whether or not Oracle should wrap accesses to connections with a mutex. Default value is False.

  • events - Whether or not to initialize Oracle in events mode.

  • mode - one of sysdbasysasmsysopersysbkpsysdgdsyskmt or sysrac which are defined at the module level, Default mode is connecting.

  • purity - one of newselfdefault. Specify the session acquired from the pool. configuration parameter.

More details on all Oracle connect parameters supported can be found in cx_Oracle documentation.

Example “extras” field:

{
   "encoding": "UTF-8",
   "nencoding": "UTF-8",
   "threaded": false,
   "events": false,
   "mode": "sysdba",
   "purity": "new"
}

When specifying the connection as URI (in AIRFLOW_CONN_* variable) you should specify it following the standard syntax of DB connections, where extras are passed as parameters of the URI (note that all components of the URI should be URL-encoded).

For example:

oracle://oracle_user:XXXXXXXXXXXX@1.1.1.1:1521?encoding=UTF-8&nencoding=UTF-8&threaded=False&events=False&mode=sysdba&purity=new