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How to Install cx_oracle in Python on Windows?

  • Last Updated : 22 Sep, 2021

The cx_oracle package is used to connect with the Oracle database using python. In this, article, we will look into the process of installing the cx_oracle package on Windows.

Pre-requisites:

The only thing that you need for installing the Scrapy module on Windows are:

Installing cx_oracle package  on Windows using Conda:

If you want the installation to be done through conda,  open up the Anaconda Powershell Prompt and use the below command:

conda install cx_oracle

Type y for yes when prompted.

You will get a similar message once the installation is complete:



Installing cx_oracle package  on Windows using Conda

Make sure you follow the best practices for installation using conda as:

  • Use an environment for installation rather than in the base environment using the below command:
conda create -n my-env
conda activate my-env

Note: If your preferred method of installation is conda-forge, use the below command:

conda config --env --add channels conda-forge

Verifying cx_oracle package Installation on Windows using Conda:

To verify if Pywin32 has been successfully installed in your system run the below command in Anaconda Powershell Prompt:

conda list cx_oracle 

You’ll get the below message if the installation is complete:

Verifying cx_oracle package Installation on Windows using Conda

Installing cx_oracle package on Windows using PIP:

If you want the installation to be done through PIP,  open up the Command Prompt and use the below command:

pip install cx_oracle

You will get a similar message once the installation is complete:

Installing cx_oracle package on Windows using PIP

Verifying cx_oracle package Installation on Windows using PIP:

To verify if the cx_oracle package has been successfully installed in your system run the below command in Command Prompt:

python -m pip show cx_oracle 

You’ll get the below message if the installation is complete:

Verifying cx_oracle package Installation on Windows using PIP

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