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Native Connection to Oracle Repository

In most installations users will be able to create native connections to Oracle repositories without the need to install or configure any other software.


  • An Oracle database server
  • An Enterprise Architect repository defined in the Oracle database server
  • You know the database user credentials that have SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, and EXECUTE access permissions to the Enterprise Architect repository


Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+O : Connect to Server


Start Page | Server Connection (direct to 'Open Server Connection' dialog)

Project list | Open Project : Connect to Server

Start Page : Manage Projects : Connect to Server

Connect to Repository



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In Enterprise Architect, open the 'Open Server Connection' screen ('Project list | Open Project : Connect to Server' ribbon option).


Select the Oracle option


Fill in the details of the repository, including:

  • Server Name: The host name or IP address of the Oracle server
  • Database Name: The database name on the selected server (in more recent versions of Oracle, call the pluggable database)
  • Port: The Port that the Oracle server is listening to
  • User and Password: database user credentials


Click the [Test] button.  A "Connection Successful" popup message should be displayed, including a summary of the server's version details.

If the connection is not successful, the message should include a hint or reason why it failed, the reason(s) listed will need to be corrected before continuing.

Note - Minimum requirements are:

  • Windows 8 (earlier versions doesn't support the underlying database driver, if you require connectivity from Windows 7 then you will need to use OLEDB or ODBC)


Once step 4 succeeds the OK button will be enabled, click [OK] to open the repository.


  • Connecting to DBMS based Repositories is available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions of Enterprise Architect

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