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

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

HELP!! parse error: Invalid numeric literal at line x, column x?! It’s not your Oracle REST API!!

A while back (yesterday), I penned a blog post highlighting the ORDS REST-Enabled SQL Service. And in that blog, I displayed the output of a cURL command. A cURL command I issued to an ORDS REST-Enabled SQL Service endpoint. Unfortunately, it was very messy and very unreadable. I mentioned that I would fix it later. … Read more

A quick ORDS REST-Enabled SQL Service example

I promise this post will connect back to an overarching theme. But for now, I want to show how you can take a SQL query and use that in combination with the ORDS REST-Enabled SQL Service to request data from a database table. The SQL query Here is the SQL query I’m using: The SQL … Read more

ETags and Oracle REST APIs

About this post I explore ETags and how they can be used in cURL commands when interacting with Oracle REST APIs. I also discuss some of the performance benefits of using ETags. This is not exhaustive, but I hope it introduces you to ETags or reminds you of their existence! But first… LATE-BREAKING NEWS!! A … Read more

Oracle Database REST APIs and Apple Automator Folder Actions

The plan was to create an ORACLE REST endpoint and then POST a CSV file to that auto-REST enabled table (you can see how I did that here, in section two of my most recent article). But, instead of doing this manually, I wanted to automate this POST request using Apple’s Automator application… Me…two paragraphs … Read more

Python and the Oracle Autonomous Database: Three Ways to Connect


Watch the deep dive videos: Part I Part II Part III Welcome back I finally had a break in my PM duties to share a small afternoon project [I started a few weeks ago]. I challenged myself to a brief Python coding exercise. I wanted to develop some code that allowed me to connect to … Read more

Fun with Python GET requests, Medium stats, and the Oracle Autonomous Database


I feel so silly for posting this because you’ll quickly realize that I will have to leave things unfinished for now. But I was so excited that I got something to work, that I had to share! If you’ve been following along, you know you can always find me here. But I do try my best … Read more