Oracle OCF Connector Release Notes

Alation Cloud Service Applies to Alation Cloud Service instances of Alation

Customer Managed Applies to customer-managed instances of Alation

March 27, 2024

Oracle OCF Connector: Version 1.6.2


Synonyms Extraction Disabled by Default

The Extract synonyms option is disabled by default in the Customize Extraction Scope section under the Metadata Extraction tab for new data sources added to Alation.

Additionally, when an administrator enables the Extract synonyms option in UI, a message is displayed warning users about the possible performance degradation with their MDE.

For existing data sources, the Extract Synonyms configuration set by the admin will continue to be valid. (AL-144160)

Help Text Update to Display A Warning in the Run QLI Section

The Run QLI section of Query Log Ingestion tab now includes a warning for users to check their daily average volume queries.(AL-146884)

March 06, 2024

Oracle OCF Connector: Version 1.6.1

Fixed Issues

Custom QLI Query Validation Fails If the ENDTIME Keyword Appears Before the STARTTIME

Including the STARTTIME and ENDTIME keywords in the Custom QLI queries is mandatory. However, the connector restricts users from using the ENDTIME keyword before the STARTTIME keyword within a custom query. This results in a validation error for the custom QLI queries that require the ENDTIME keyword to appear before the STARTTIME keyword, preventing users from saving such custom queries.

Now, the connector allows the users to successfully save the custom QLI query irrespective of the STARTTIME or ENDTIME keyword order.

February 28, 2024

Oracle OCF Connector: Version 1.6.0


Docker CIS Benchmark Compliance

Oracle OCF connector versions 1.6.0 and newer are now compliant with the following Docker CIS benchmarks:

  • Docker 4.1 - Ensures that a user for the container is created

  • Docker 4.6 - Ensures that HEALTHCHECK instructions are added to container images

  • Docker 4.7 - Ensures that docker files do not include update instructions as a standalone or single-line instruction

January 31, 2024

Oracle OCF Connector: Version 1.5.0

Compatible Alation Version - 2023.1 or higher


With Alation version 2023.3.4 and higher and Oracle OCF connector version 1.5.0 and higher, Alation has introduced an enhanced user interface for configuring the Oracle data source settings.


The connector version is compatible with Alation versions prior to 2023.3.4. However, you will view the old user interface with Alation versions prior to 2023.3.4.

The documentation for the new Oracle experience is available at : Oracle OCF Connector.

The enhanced user interface provides the following features:

Better User Experience

The enhanced Oracle user interface provides better navigation and multiple visual cues, making it easy to configure and manage Oracle data source.

Easy to Connect

The Oracle user interface now provides a step-by-step process to connect to your Oracle data source easily and quickly.

Additional Error-Prevention Checks

The Oracle user interface now includes added checks to avoid obvious configuration mistakes. The user interface also includes text to assist and provide cues while configuring.

Detailed Error Reports and Troubleshooting Support

The improved Oracle user interface makes troubleshooting easier for metadata extraction and query log ingestion, as you can now have a detailed error report for both processes. The report contains a detailed error description and steps to resolve the issue.