Querying the Oracle REST Data Services for your Oracle Database

thatjeffsmith ORDS 5 Comments

So you’ve installed ORDS, you’ve REST enabled a schema, and you’ve started publishing some RESTful Services. Now, how do we go about seeing what’s what? You could browse… You could search… Or you could query the data dictionary! I’m going to look at USER_ORDS…stuff. We have _MODULES, _TEMPLATES, and _HANDLERS – most of what you’ll want is there. SELECT name, …

POST Up a BLOB to an Oracle Table via REST

thatjeffsmith ORDS 3 Comments

It seems kind of weird to do a blog post around a feature that’s fairly well documented, but this came up twice this week, so I figured I’d throw it out there. Scenario: I want to post up a record to be inserted into a table. The record will consist of a couple of regular values, but also a file, …

Bulk Load an Oracle Table from CSV via REST

thatjeffsmith ORDS 5 Comments

I have 1,500 rows I need to shove into a table. I don’t have access to the database, directly. But my DBA is happy to give me a HTTPS entry point to my data. What do I do? Let’s look at a Low-Code solution: Oracle REST Data Services & Auto REST for tables. With this feature, you can say for …

ORDS: Returning Raw {JSON}

thatjeffsmith ORDS 11 Comments

ORDS is nice. It auto-formats your SQL or PL/SQL results and response to JSON before returning to your client or application. But what if you’re response is ALREADY in JSON? Like this: Bad ORDS trying to convert JSON to JSON Good You telling ORDS we’re not just dealing with a CLOB, it’s actually JSON. Here’s that media post… The Media …

SQLcl and the the ORDS JDBC Driver

thatjeffsmith ORDS 0 Comments

You know what SQLcl is. You know what ORDS is. How do those two things go together? Well, in ORDS 17.3 (Early Adopter/BETA!), we offer a new feature that allows you to execute ad hoc SQL and SQL scripts via HTTPS POST calls to ORDS. No access to the database via the Listener required. Wanna play? Maybe the easiest way …

Swagger Doc for ORDS RESTful Services

thatjeffsmith ORDS 4 Comments

We’ve just released version 17.3 of Oracle REST Data Services – as an Early Adopter (BETA). Go Download ORDS 17.3 Now. There are 2 major new features, and this post is about one of those: Swagger/OpenAPI style JSON for /metadata_catalog/ calls. Wait, why should I care about REST? The Movie Screenshots for Those that Can’t do YouTube at Work It’s …

SQL Developer 17.2: Publish RESTful Service (GET) based on a Data Grid

thatjeffsmith ORDS, SQL Developer 0 Comments

Think building REST Services for Oracle Database is hard? Tooling around SQL Developer, browsing data, and thought to yourself, that would make a great Web Service? Now, you can quickly publish the query behind a grid to a new or existing ORDS Module. Just right-click! (well wait a second, you need ORDS installed and configured for your database. And the …

Upcoming Webcasts: Getting Started with SQL Developer, SQLcl, & ORDS

thatjeffsmith ORDS, SQL Developer 12 Comments

I get the impression that many of you have thought about getting more acquainted with our development tools and platforms here at Oracle. But I ALSO get the impression that many of you just haven’t had the time. So, I’m officially inviting you to participate in a series of upcoming webinars I’ll be hosting. How they ‘work’ We’ll use a …