Querying the Oracle REST Data Services for your Oracle Database

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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

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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, …

SQLcl and the the ORDS JDBC Driver

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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

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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 …

Auto REST with ORDS: An Overview and What’s Next?

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In the current issue of Oracle Magazine, you can read all about how to get started with the Auto REST feature of Oracle REST Data Services…or in other words, how to automatically make Tables and Views available via REST APIs. A table or view is very easy to consider as a resource in the REST model. What ORDS does is …