SQL Server Connection for Instance Creation

One of the first steps when creating an Oracle CDC Instance is the creation of a CDC database on the target SQL Server instance. This CDC database is enabled for SQL Server CDC and this enablement requires a login that is a member of the sysadmin fixed-server role.

When a user that starts the Create an Oracle CDC Instance wizard is not a member of the sysadmin fixed-server role, the Connect to SQL Server dialog box opens and requests the credentials for a member of the sysadmin role to carry out the Enable the database for SQL Server CDC task. When the CDC database is created, the sysadmin login is discarded and work resumes with the original SQL Server login used when the Oracle Designer Console was entered.

Task List

Enter the following information in the Connect to SQL Server dialog box.

Server Name
Type the name of the server where the SQL Server is located.

Authentication
Select one of the following:

  • Windows Authentication

  • SQL Server Authentication: If you select this option, you must type the Login and Password for the user in the SQL Server you are connecting to.

    The login must have a database role that allows access to the MSXCDCDB database. It is recommended that the login also have access to any additional databases being used or the user will not be able to view the data in those databases.

    Options
    Click the arrow to view available options to be configured. You can choose to leave these options with their default value. The available options are:

  • Connection Timeout: Type the time (in seconds) that the CDC Service for Oracle waits for a connection to the SQL Server before timing out. The default value is 15.

  • Execution Timeout: Type the time (in seconds) that the Oracle CDC Windows Service waits for a command to execute before timing out. The default value is 30.

  • Encrypt Connection: Select Encrypt Connection for communication between the Oracle CDC Service and the target SQL Server instance using an encrypted connection.

  • Advanced: Click Advanced and type any additional connection properties into the Advanced Connection Properties dialog box, if necessary.

    For information about the Advanced Connection Properties dialog box, see Advanced Connection Properties.

See Also

Create the SQL Server Change Database
SQL Server Connection Required Permissions for the CDC Designer