Before you can start using the Oracle Data Miner features that are now available in SQL Developer 3, there are a few steps you need to perform. This post will walk you through these steps and I have put together a video which goes into more detail. The video is available on my YouTube channel.
I will be posting more How To type videos over the coming weeks and months. Each video will focus in one one particular feature within the new Oracle Data Mining tool.
So following steps are necessary before you can start using the ODM tool
Set up of Oracle Data Miner tabs
To get the ODM tabs to display in SQL Developer, you need to go to the View menu and select the following from the Data Miner submenu
- Data Miner Connections
- Workflow Jobs
- Property Inspector
Create an ODM Schema
There are two main ways to create a Schema. The first and simplest way is to use SQL Developer. To do this you need to create a connection to SYS. Right click on the Other Users option and select Create User.
The second option is to use SQL*Plus to create the user. Using both methods you need to grant Connect & Resource privileges to the user.
Create the Repository
Before you can start using Oracle Data Mining, you need to create an Oracle Data Miner Repository in the database. Again there are two ways to do this. The simplest is to use the inbuilt functionality in SQL Developer. In the Oracle Data Miner Connections tab, double click on the ODM schema you have just created. SQL Developer will check the database to see if the ODM Repository exists in the database. If it will create the repository for you. But you will need to provide the SYS password.
The other way to create the repository is to run the installodmr.sql script that in available in the ‘datamining’ directory.
example: @installodmr.sql USER TEMP
Create another ODM Schema
It is typical that you would need to have more than one schema for your data mining work. After creating the default Oracle schema, the next step is to grant the schema the privileges to use the Data Mining Repository. This script is called
example: @usergrants.sql DMUSER
Hint: The schema name needs to be in upper case.
IMPORTANT: The last grant statement in the script may give an error. If this occurs then it is due to an invalid hidden character on the line. If you do a cut and paste of the grant statement and execute this statement, everything should run fine.
If you want to demo data to be created for this new ODM schema then you need to run
example: @instdemodata.sql DMUSER
All of these scripts can be found in SQL developer directories