Connecting to Oracle

Note: This topic describes how to import data using the online Sisense Web Application. To import data through the desktop ElastiCube Manager, click Connecting to Oracle.

Sisense enables easy and quick access to databases, tables and views contained within Oracle databases. The steps below describe how to connect to this type of data source.

Note: For the list of connectors available on Linux, click here.

To import data from Oracle:

  1. In the Data page, open an ElastiCube or create a new ElastiCube.
  2. In the ElastiCube, click . The Add Data dialog box is displayed.
  3. Click Oracle Database to open the Oracle settings.
  4. Enter the following details, depending on the method you use to connect:
    Using Oracle Service ID (SID):
  5. Using Service Name:

  6. Click . A list of tables in the database are displayed. All tables and views associated with the database will appear in a new window.
  7. From the Tables list, select the relevant table or view you want to work with. You can click next to the relevant table or view to see a preview of the data inside it. When you select the table or view, two new options are displayed at the bottom of the list, Import Relationships and Add Custom Import SQL.

  8. (Optional) By default, existing relationships between tables are automatically replicated in the ElastiCube. You can disable this by toggling the Import Relationships switch.

  9. (Optional) Click + to customize the data you want to import with SQL. See Importing Data with Custom Queries for more information.

  10. After you have selected all the relevant tables, click Done. The tables are added to your schema in Sisense.