Create a SOA-MDS Connection in Jdeveloper for SqlServer

Creating a SOA-MDS connection in Jdeveloper is a fairly straight forward affair. You create a new database connection in Jdeveloper resource palette to the MDS repository using the correct user.

JDev DB Connection

Next, create a new SOA-MDS connection in resource palette. Select Connection Type :-> DB Based MDS. Choose the previously create database connection to the MDS repository. Next, select the MDS partition.

JDev SOA-MDS Connection

Wait. No partitions are being displayed. Jdeveloper bug?

I remember while creating weblogic data source  for the application database, I’ve selected a sql server driver from weblogic instead of adding the microsoft provided one to the classpath. Lets try using this driver to setup a database connection in Jdeveloper.

Create a new library in Jdeveloper for the WebLogic SqlServer driver. The weblogic sqlserver driver is located at /wlserver10.3/server/lib/wlsqlserver.jar.  Make sure you enter the driver class as:

Delete the previously created MDS repository connection. Create a new one using the weblogic driver library. Now try creating the SOA MDS connection

JDev SOA-MDS Connection
Voila !


Oracle Fusion Middleware Architect at FUSION Applied
Vivek is an Oracle Certified Fusion Middleware architect. He has over 18 years of experience implementing custom software solutions in the Financial, Health, and Government sectors. He is one of the founders of Fusion Applied.

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