Managing Database Connections

dbForge Studio for Oracle offers you visual, quick, and simple way to manage database connections through the Database Explorer window.

By default, Database Explorer displays recently used database connections. If you open the Database Explorer for the first time, no connections are shown.

Use Database Explorer to do the following:

Creating a database connection

  1. Open the Database Connection Properties dialog box by either of these ways:
    • Click the ! New Connection button on the Database Explorer toolbar
    • Right-click in the Database Explorer window and select New Connection on the shortcut menu
    • On the Database menu, click New Connection

  2. Configure connection parameters. The newly-created connection marked with the icon appears in Database Explorer.

Windows connection coloring

Windows connection coloring allows you immediately know which server you are connected to. You can add coloring for each server connection.

Opening a database connection

Double-click a connection in Database Explorer. The connection icon is set to and database objects are shown.

Closing a database connection

Right-click a connection in Database Explorer and select Close. The connection icon will be changed to to indicate the close.

Editing a database connection

Right-click a connection in Database Explorer and select Modify Connection. The Database Connection Properties dialog box opens enabling you to edit the parameters.

Duplicating a database connection

Right-click a connection in Database Explorer and select Duplicate Connection. A copy of the connection will appear in the Database Explorer window.

Deleting a database connection

Right-click a connection in Database Explorer and select Delete. The message appears asking Are you sure you want to remove database connection *name?*. Click Yes to drop the connection. Click No to cancel dropping.

Viewing database connection information

Right-click a connection in Database Explorer and select Properties. The Properties window opens displaying the connection properties.