Change OWB location details

30 10 2009

If you have used your locations to deploy objects to them (who doesn’t?), you cannot change the connection details easily. In the Design Center they are greyed out. The only way you can change them is by starting the control center, unregistering the location, reregister with the new details and deploy all objects again to regain the right deployment status. The last is something you cannot always do because that would mean e.g. dropping tables that already contain data you do not want to lose. Not an ideal situation.
Today I was reading this post about upgrading to 11gR2 which was a good post. Although I’m currently upgrading to OWB 11gR1 as 11gR2 is not yet available on Windows. Stewart Bryson had some trouble because during the upgrade his connection details where automagically updated. He first described how to change the connection details in the ‘old-fashioned’ way I just mentioned. But more importantly he described a second possibility I did not know of. It is possible to change the details using the OWB Repository browser! I do not start the Repository browser very often because it tends to slow down once you have had your share of deploying and executing. A simple view suffices most of the time (I’ll reserve that one for a later post).
But it meant I did not see all functionality, alas. It could have saved me some time.
Anyway, at least in 11gR1 (I’ll look into 10gR2 shortly) you can change host, port, sid and password from a convenient browser screen as presented below. Nice.

BTW, works for File locations too.
BTW2, The link to this screen is perfectly hidden under the link called ‘Unknown’ at the end of the line for each location
BTW3, It is available in OWB 10gR2 as well

change_owb_loc_details

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4 responses

9 05 2010
Stewart Bryson

Sorry that I just now caught this. Thanks for doing the research on 10g… looks like it works there as well.

7 09 2010
Ingmar

Wel, It did not give me the final solution (used the old-fashioned control center method) but it was helpfull in some ways to rethink the basics of the OWB architecture. Thank you.

3 01 2011
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3 07 2014
Perry Koot

Old posts are still useful. Thanks!

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