I have oracle 11 XE installed locally. I can connect on the same machine using sqlplus with
sqlplus user/pass. I can also connect using
sqlplus user/pass@XE (XE is defined in tnsnames.ora and this connection uses TCP (default). I added an entry in tnsnames that uses IPC (XE_IPC) and I can connect using
tnsnping XE_IPC succeeds.
SQL Developer connection, when I choose TNS and then XE_IPC from the dropdown, fails with a network adapter error.
My question: how do I configure SQL Developer such that the IPC connection works? Once that works, what is the JDBC connection string that will work?
Here is the rub: my company locks down ports like nobody else, so things like localhost and 127.0.0.1 do not work. This is why I'm using the IPC connection (or at least trying to).
TCP connections using sqlplus, JDBC, and SQL Developer work flawlessly when the server is on another machine.
I tried following Balazs Papp's suggestion. First issue was JDBC version was too low, so I copied ojdbc8.jar from SQL developer JDBC/lib directory to the oracle home JDBC/lib directory that had the other ojdbcX.jar. Passed that test.
Now my error is the native OCI library load failing:
Testing testing native OCI library load ... Failed:
Error loading the native OCI library
The native OCI driver could not be loaded. The system propertyjava.library.path contains the entries from the environment variable PATH. Check it to verify that
the expected native library directory C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin is present and precedes any other client installations.
java.library.path = C:\usr\bin\sqldeveloper\sqldeveloper\bin;C:\Windows\Sun\Java\bin;C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;c:\oraclexe\app\oracle\prod
There is no obvious way to set java.library.path. \windows\sun\java\bin doesn't exist and is added by SQL Developer. My path starts with C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\bin, so everything before that is added by SQL developer.
What file(s) is SQL Developer looking for to use the thick client?
When I ignore the error and try his next step, when I click TEST I get
"Status: Failure - Test failed: no ocijdbc18 in java.library.path". Sadly, I don't see where ocijdbc18 can be downloaded, and it doesn't exist on my system (I do have ocijdbc11.dll in my server directory.)