ARCHIVED: Use Aqua Data Studio for Windows to access your Oracle database on the IU RDC

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Following are instructions for downloading, installing, and configuring the IUware version of Aqua Data Studio for Windows to access your Oracle database on the Research Database Complex (RDC) at Indiana University.

  • The version of Aqua Data Studio for Windows available from IUware is an older one that does not support SSL connections.
  • Currently, IUware does not offer an OS X version.

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Download Aqua Data Studio from IUware

IU students, faculty, and staff can download version 4.7.2 of Aqua Data Studio for Windows at no cost from IUware. To do so:

  1. In a web browser, access the Aqua Data Studio download page in IUware.
  2. If you are not already logged into IU's Central Authentication Service (CAS), click Log in for access, and then log in with your IU Network ID credentials.
  3. Under "Downloads", click the installer icon, and then save the installer file (ads-windows-x864.7.2.exe) to your computer.

Install the application on your computer

To install the IUware version of Aqua Data Studio:

  1. On your computer, locate the downloaded installer file (ads-windows-x864.7.2.exe), and then click the file to launch the InstallShield Wizard.
  2. Follow the prompts to accept the terms of the license agreement, choose an installation folder, and begin the installation.
  3. When the installation is complete, click Finish to exit the wizard.
  4. Locate the Aqua Data Studio application icon on your computer, and then double-click it to launch the program.
  5. The first time you launch Aqua Data Studio, the "Usage & License" screen will appear; on the Usage tab, under "Usage", select Educational Use - Students, faculty and staff of academic institutions.
  6. Under "Educational License", click the checkbox to verify you will be using the application for a non-commercial, education purposes at an academic institution classified as K-12, college, or university.
  7. In the "Institution website/domain" field, enter
  8. Click OK.
  9. In the "Welcome to Aqua Data Studio" window, click Continue.
  10. In a moment, the "Register Server" window will appear. Under "This is your first time using Aqua Data Studio. Would you like to register a database server?", click Yes, and then continue with the instructions in the Registering your database server section (below).

    Alternatively, if you prefer to register your database server some other time, click No, and then, when you return to Aqua Data Studio later, access the Register Server screen from the Server menu.

Register your database server

To register your Oracle database server, you will need the information contained in the "Welcome to the RDC" message you received in email. If you no longer have that message, email the UITS High Performance Systems group for help.

To register your database server in Aqua Data Studio:

  1. If you are not already on the "Register Server" screen, from the Aqua Data Studio menu bar, select Server, and then Register Server.
  2. On the General tab, under "RDBMS", select Oracle 8i. (The Oracle 9i/10g option will not work with the RDC's Oracle 11gR2 databases.)
  3. In the "Name" field, enter a name for this server registration (e.g., RDC-Oracle).
  4. Next to "Type", use the drop-down list to select Development.
  5. Under "Authentication":
    • In the "Login Name" and "Password" fields, enter your database username and password (consult your "Welcome to the RDC" email message for this information).
    • Next to "Connect As", make sure Normal is selected.
    • Uncheck the Save password option.
  6. Under "Location":
    • In the "Host" field, enter the hostname of your database server.
    • In the "Port:" field, enter the port number of your database server.
    • In the "SID" field, enter the name of your database instance.
  7. Click OK.

Connect to your Oracle database

To connect to your Oracle database:

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, on the left, choose the appropriate server name.
  2. Select Schema, and then select your database.

Get help

If you need help installing the IUware version of Aqua Data Studio for Windows, or have questions, email the UITS High Performance Systems group. UITS does not support Aqua Data Studio beyond installation of the IUware version.

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Last modified on 2018-06-28 09:20:46.

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