To change which database is being targeted, the web.config file must be edited, and at a minimum there are 3 options which must be changed to support each database engine - as per the table below:
|Database Product||Migrator Provider||NHibernate Driver||NHibernate Dialect|
Oracle 10g/11g (Unmanaged Driver)
|Oracle 10g/11g (Managed Driver)||Migrator.Providers.Oracle.OracleManagedDriverDialect|
SQLServer 2005 (and above)
If you are installing Enterprise Tester for the first time and using an Oracle Database we strongly suggest using the Managed Oracle Driver - as this will provide a much easier installation experience.
When using the Oracle managed driver, you will also need to configure the following in the appsettings section of your web.config file:
<add key="nhibernate.driver.oracle.enable-multiquery" value="true" />
Each database also uses a slightly different connection string format - the http://connectionstrings.com/ website provides useful details of each connection string format.
|Database Product||Example Connection String|
SQL Server Express (user-attached database)
SQL Server (Integrated Security)
SQL Server (SQL username/password)
Before beginning, make sure you have a version of PostgreSQL that supports a column type of "uuid" (normally version 8.3 and later) as this is required by Enterprise Tester.
This instructions only apply when using the unmanaged Oracle driver, we strongly recommend for new customers that they instead use the managed oracle driver, which does not require installation of additional software (ODAC) on their ET server.
Enterprise Tester no longer ships with Oracle drivers. To use Enterprise Tester with an Oracle database you must download and install the Oracle ODP.Net drivers from the Oracle website (part of ODAC). You can install either 32bit: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/windows/downloads/index-101290.html or 64bit: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/windows/downloads/index-090165.html.
We suggest using the XCopy deployment release. Once the XCopy release is downloaded, you can unzip the xcopy file into a folder, then run the following command: install.bat odp.net2 c:\oracle odac
Which will install the ODP.Net drivers into the GAC (Global Assembly Cache) see the readme.txt in the root of the ODAC xcopy zip file for further details. At this point you will be able to configure Enterprise Tester to connect to an Oracle database.
Because Oracle Drivers are specific to 32bit and 64bit operating systems - you need to ensure that Enterprise Tester's application pool is configured with an identical setting.
To confirm this:
If you have installed the 32bit Oracle drivers, you must have "Enable 32-Bit Applications" set to True on the advanced settings screen of the application pool. If you have installed the 64bit Oracle drivers, you must have "Enabled 32-Bit Applications" set to False on the advanced settings screen of the application pool.