question about supported database server


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  1. Talkabout

    Talkabout New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello,

    I'm completely new to Android, but supposed to learn Android. My question is: Can android connect to a database server like Oracle? So i have my Android application and i wanna write/retrieve data from a database like Oracle.
    Please explain a little more how android interracts with Oracle databases.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Talkabout

    Talkabout New Member This Topic's Starter

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    no one knows?
     
  3. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

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    In theory I see no reason why an Android app couldn't connect to an Oracle database, after all it's just a socket connection.

    However, in practice you'll need a jdbc driver, and I don't think there is one.
    But that's just based on 10 minutes of googling, so I could easily be wrong.

    There might be ways to work around the lack of jdbc driver, but that depends on what you're trying to achieve and the architecture you're working with.

    If I absolutely had to get something working myself, I'd get Android to talk to a middle server, which then talked to Oracle. I'd get the middle server to do all the DB activity via jdbc, in response to requests sent to it by my Android app.

    Regards,

    Mark
     

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