Setting up SSH to GitHub git clone into your Oracle Cloud Linux Ubuntu VM with VNC

I’m trying to be as succinct as possible. I just accomplished this but couldn’t find anything that explicitly walked me through how to do it. Here are some assumptions: REMINDER: You are signed in to a Linux machine! The commands you will follow (in GitHub or here) WILL NEED TO BE FOR LINUX! What happened? … Read more

Random Access Memories: ORDS and JWTs

EXTRA EXTRA! ORDS now supports JSON Web Tokens (JWTs). You can find most of the details in the OAuth PL/SQL Package Reference chapter of the ORDS Developer’s Guide. ORDS JWT OAUTH parameters You’ll notice two new procedures in that package: OAUTH.CREATE_JWT_PROFILE and OAUTH.DELETE_JWT_PROFILE. After getting acquainted with them, I wanted to highlight three parameters of … Read more

Python script to retrieve objects from Oracle Cloud Bucket

For…reasons, I needed a way to retrieve all the .CSV files in a regional bucket in Oracle Cloud Object Storage, located at this address: You can visit it; we use it for one of our LiveLabs (this one), so I’m sure it will stay live for a while 😘. Once there, you’ll see all … Read more

Build an ORDS API Resource Module, GET request with JavaScript fetch, display in HTML

Really trying to optimize SEO with that title 👆🏼! Recap 💡 All the code you’ll see in this post can be found in my moviestreamjs github repository.💡 This post is a continuation of a previous one, which can be found here. In this post, I’ll: If you are coming from the previous related post, then … Read more

Create a view from a JSON Collection and REST-enable it with ORDS

The DBMS_CLOUD PL/SQL Package You can use this PL/SQL procedure (in the DBMS_CLOUD package) along with the file_uri_list URL (seen in the code below) to create and then add JSON documents to a JSON Collection (good info on JSON Collections in the Oracle database). In this example, we call this collection Movie_Collection. 👆🏻 This is … Read more

The one ORDS command you NEED to know!

ords config list –include-defaults

That’s it. Goodbye!

I’m kidding, there’s more. But if you don’t feel like reading anymore, bookmark this post and return when you’re ready.

Assuming you have ORDS installed, you too can execute the ords config list –include-defaults command to reveal almost all the configuration settings for your ORDS installation.

Here is what my configuration…

ORDS, JavaScript, the Fetch API, and HTML

I found JavaScript and HTML code here and here and “remixed” it to work with one of my sample ORDS APIs. Here is the result: Impressive, no? Care to try it out? Read on friend! References I’ll front load with all the necessary stuff. That way, you can bounce if you don’t feel like reading. … Read more

Tinkering: a SQL script for the ORDS_ADMIN.ENABLE_SCHEMA procedure


Post-ORDS installation Once you’ve installed ORDS, you need to REST-enable your schema before taking advantage of ORDS (I used to forget this step, but now it’s like second nature). RESOURCES: I’ve discussed ORDS installation here and here. I’d check both pages if you’re unfamiliar with it or want a refresher. ORDS.ENABLE_SCHEMA / ADMIN_ORDS.ENABLE_SCHEMA While logged into your … Read more

ORDS install considerations: choosing the correct host, port, service name, and pluggable database when the database is in a podman container

The other day, I wrote about how I had to start from scratch on my podman containers 😢. I’m now at the step where I need to reinstall ORDS in these two new database containers (21c and 23c). And since I’m doing this install yet again, I figured I would point out some things I’ve … Read more

Podman container is unhealthy with Oracle database images


Problem Description You’re working with podman containers (maybe like me – the ones from the Oracle Container Registry), and when you execute the podman ps command, you see something like this in the standard output: In this case, I already had another container with an Oracle 21c database; that one was healthy. I previously wrote up a … Read more