How to crawl Oracle

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πŸ’ͺ Did you know? Atlan currently only supports crawling metadata from Oracle using our on-premises database extraction method.

To crawl metadata from Oracle, complete the following steps.

Select the source

To select Oracle as your source:

  1. In the top right of any screen, navigate to New and then click New Workflow.
  2. From the list of packages, select Oracle Assets and click on Setup Workflow.

Provide credentials

Choose your extraction method:

S3 extraction method

To enter your S3 details:

  1. For S3 bucket name enter the name of your S3 bucket. If you are re-using Atlan's S3 bucket, you can leave this blank.
  2. For S3 prefix enter the S3 prefix under which all the metadata files exist. These include databases.json, columns-<database>.json, and so on.
  3. (Optional) For S3 region enter the name of the S3 region.
  4. When complete, at the bottom of the screen click Next.

Configure the connection

To complete the Oracle connection configuration:

  1. Provide a Connection Name that represents your source environment. For example, you might use values like production, development, gold, or analytics.
  2. (Optional) To change the users able to manage this connection, change the users or groups listed under Connection Admins.
    🚨 Careful! If you do not specify any user or group, nobody will be able to manage the connection β€” not even admins.
  3. (Optional) To prevent users from querying any Oracle data, change Allow SQL Query to No. (Note: this option has no effect when using the S3 extraction method.)
  4. (Optional) To prevent users from previewing any Oracle data, change Allow Data Preview to No. (Note: this option has no effect when using the S3 extraction method.)
  5. At the bottom of the screen, click Next to proceed.

Run the crawler

To run the Oracle crawler, after completing the steps above:

  • To run the crawler once, immediately, at the bottom of the screen click the Run button.
  • To schedule the crawler to run hourly, daily, weekly or monthly, at the bottom of the screen click the Schedule & Run button.

Once the crawler has completed running, you will see the assets in Atlan's asset page! πŸŽ‰

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