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Installing and Configuring ADOdb and DBALΒΆ

Edit the file typo3conf/localconf.php and append "adodb,dbal" to the comma-separated list of extensions found in $TYPO3_CONF_VARS['EXT']. Another option is to add following code to the end of the file:

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['EXT']['extList'] .= ',adodb,dbal';

Now add following code to the end of the same file typo3conf/localconf.php:

$TYPO3_CONF_VARS['EXTCONF']['dbal']['handlerCfg'] = array(
   '_DEFAULT' => array(
       'type' => 'adodb',
       'config' => array(
           'driver' => 'oci8',
           'driverOptions' => array(
               'connectSID' => FALSE,

This allows you to connect to an Oracle server using a serviceName (see below). If you wish to use a SID instead, make sure to set the driver option connectSID to TRUE.