PHP has to be compiled with the oci8 extension. If you use the win32
binaries of PHP, just uncomment the line extension=php_oci8.dll in php.ini.
If your webserver and Oracle are on the same machine, that's all. In the
other case you have to install the oracle 8 client onto the machine
containing your webserver. This oracle 8 client is set up with the "Oracle

To create databases, you can use the oracle tools (oracle navigator, server
manager, ...).

To access them from PHP, you would see for a simple tutorial. The
php function to log to oracle is OCILogon. Note that in my case, I've
trouble using OCILogon with its third argument, for example '@mydb'. I have
to use the complete syntax you found in the oracle file tnsnames.ora. Hope
you won't have this problem. Otherwise, search Googles for a lot of threads
about it.

One more thing. If you hear about oralogon function and friends, they refer
to the "oracle extension" of PHP. In your case, you should use the latest
one, i.e. oci8 extension (php_oci8.dll). Oracle extension (php_oracle.dll)
was used for Oracle 7 databases.

Hope it will help you !

Best regards,

"Todd Williamsen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> a écrit dans le message news:
> I would like to try Oracle as a backend. I do have a copy of Oracle 8
> server, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Internet Commerce Server.
> I am running Windows 2000 server, so all these will and should run on
> I never used Oracle, so I would like to know:
> 1. What is the procedure of logging into the DB
> 2. creating databases
> 3. Default username and password
> I don't necessarily need the info off the bat, but more like where to look
> for this information
> I looked all over Oracle's website and I tell you its crap, just like
> Microsoft's search!
> Anyways, any help would be much appreciated!
> Thanks!

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