cx_Oracle 6.4

Anthony Tuininga anthony.tuininga at
Mon Jul 2 17:59:14 EDT 2018

What is cx_Oracle?

cx_Oracle is a Python extension module that enables access to Oracle
Database for Python 3.x and 2.x and conforms to the Python database API 2.0
specifications with a number of enhancements.

Where do I get it?

The easiest method to install/upgrade cx_Oracle is via pip as in

    python -m pip install cx_Oracle --upgrade

What's new?

This release adds support for grouping notifications to subscriptions and
adds support for getting notifications when AQ messages are available to be
dequeued. Support was also added for timed waits when acquiring sessions
from a session pool and for setting the values of the timeout and maximum
lifetime attributes of a pool when it is created. Cursors can now be used
as context managers and a number of other enhancements and bug fixes were
made. See the release notes for more information.

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