January 25, 2020

Download Oracle Database 11g XE (Express Edition)

Basics about Oracle Database 11g XE (Express Edition) :

Free Oracle Database for Everyone
Whether you are a developer, a DBA, a data scientist, an educator, or just curious about databases, Oracle Database 18c Express Edition (XE) is the ideal way to get started. It is the same powerful Oracle Database that enterprises rely on worldwide, packaged for simple download, ease-of-use, and a full-featured experience. You get an Oracle Database to use in any environment, plus the ability to embed and redistribute – all completely free!

Steps to download and configure database in localhost (personal laptop) :

  • Download the Oracle database Xe 11g software by clicking on below link

                   Download Oracle Database XE 11g

  • Unzip the file and run setup.exe

  •  Click Next 

  •  Accept the license agreement and click Next

  • Make sure the destination folder is in ' C ' drive. Click Next

  • Configure the password for the database. Save this password because you need it to connect with databse.

  • Save the summary . This is the connection details to connect with the databse. We will use this to configuration details inSQL developer tool to connect with this database.

  •  Database installation is successful. Now the database is ready to use.

  • Mostly database get started automatically after installation. But as this is the first time let's start the database manually. 
      Search for the Oracle Database 11g XE and click on Start Database.

Now open SQL Developer tool to connect the above configured database.

(If you don't have SQL developer tool , you can download it from internet.)

  •  Open SQL Developer and create a new connection by clicking '+' icon 

             Enter below details :

             Connection Name : write any meaningful name
        Username : SYSTEM
        Password : enter the password which you created while
                   configuring oracle database in system.

        Hostname : localhost
        Port     : 1522 (or 1511)
        Host     : xe

            Click Save & then Test. If it's Status : Success, click to Connect

            Now create a Table name "test_agent" 

            SQL Query : CREATE TABLE test_agent(message VARCHAR2(20)); 

Now follow the Next blog to create an integration using the above database.


If you have any doubts, Please let me know.