If you have already installed Oracle XE, the good way to connect to a database will be SQL Developer tool. In this article I explain you step by step how install SQL Developer and connect to a database.
Installation SQL Developer for Oracle XE
Let’s start with installation. First you run in Windows system Get Started :
Start->Programms->Oracle Datbase 11g ...->Get Started
Look at the screen:
You see in web browser running the server:
Oracle SQL Developer link. You see list of tools to download:
Choose convenient for you installaton zip file. I choose this with Java installation. Of course, you can select installation file without the Java JDK and set path to it during running SQL Developer first time .
After downloaded zip file(my is
sqldeveloper-188.8.131.525.2349-x64.zip ) copy them in a good place for you. I unpacked it in
C folder. It is content of this cataloge:
sqldeveloper.exe file – application SQL Developer. You can also create shortcut for it. After run this application you see window like that:
Create connection to database in Oracle XE by SQL Developer
It is time to create connection to the database. Let’s go to do it.
First go to the
Connections window on the left. Click this green plus icon .
New/Select Database Connection window appears.
If you have installation on your PC,
Hostname leave as
localhost. Default port for installation Oracle XE is
1521 so you may leave it. For Oracle Express
There are empty fields, you must fill them with data. In
Connection Name write convienient for you name, for example write
Username field write your username showed during installation, also fill
Password field given during installation . Finally you can also check color for your connection.
Look at the filled form in this configuration window for connection:
First click the
Test button. If in Status on the left you see Success, click the
Connect button. If the window as this below appears, click the
Connections window you see new connection:
The SYSTEM is the administrator account. This database contains system tables. If you would like defined
HR user with example tables, first you must write this code in
Worksheet window and click the button with green arrow:
First you have to unlock this account writing this code:
alter user hr account unlock;
You can do it, because you work as SYSTEM user with admin role. And after unlocked, you can change password for it:
alter user hr identified by newpass ;
The next step is create new connection by clicking in the
Connections window sign .
Filled the connection window:
Test button, check if this connection is success and then click the
Connect button. In the
Connections window you see new connection name.
Expand the connection node to see tables into this database.
If you would like to disconnect this connection, you do it through context menu selecting
Disconnect item from menu.