My Company is using Oracle 9i. I want to connect to the database. I'm planning to use SQL Developer. Which version will be compatible Oracle 9i?
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Since SQLDeveloper is a Java program using a jdbc driver, the restrictions are made by the version of the jdbc driver. The v10 and v11 drivers can connect to v9 without any problems. For older version databases you might need to get the v8 or v9 jdbc drivers.
There is no restriction in the oracle version.
All you need is to connect the application correctly to your oracle instance.
Once you have downloaded the application, you should lauch the sqldeveloper.exe from the downloaded folder.
Once application is launched, you click on view > connections , and then add the oracle instance connection to the application. If you have trouble creating the connection with your database instance, let me know.