How To Update the JDBC and UCP Drivers Bundled with WebLogic Server 10.3.6 and 12c

(Doc ID 1970437.1)

Last updated on JUNE 19, 2018

Applies to:

JDBC - Version 11.2.0.3.0 and later
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 11.1.1.6.0 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

How To Update the JDBC and UCP Drivers Bundled with WebLogic Server 10.3.6 and 12c

This document describes how customers should upgrade the Oracle JDBC and UCP drivers bundled with WebLogic Server 10.3.6 and 12c releases for support with certified Oracle Database 11g and 12c versions. 

Notes:
  • This is not a document to instruct what Oracle Database versions are certified with different drivers.  Information in this document will help you update and maintain the installed JDBC driver to improve functionality and fix issues connecting to any certified Oracle Database.  To see what Oracle Database versions are certified with Oracle WebLogic Server, see your version's Certification at https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html or on My Oracle Support, Certifications tab.

  • Note that certifications are performed using the FMW/WLS installed JDBC driver, not replacing the driver with a different Oracle Database Client supplied driver because of a newer Database version. For 10.3.6, some fixes are required with an extra patch built just for WLS, and in 12c versions there are patches applied to the JDBC component at installation time, along with other recommendations. --> Providing this information and maintenance thereof is the scope of this document.

  • Instead of using the WLS installed JDBC thin driver, you may update your CLASSPATH to pick up JDBC driver files of choice when using custom applications, (e.g., not FMW deployed applications). For WLS 10.3.6 and DB 12c releases, see <Note:1564509.1> .  For WLS 12c and DB 12.2, see https://blogs.oracle.com/weblogicserver/oracle-database-122-feature-support-with-weblogic-server .


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