I was wanting to be able to search an element (column) within a database. So instead of a user typing out a full select statement all they would need to do is enter an element(attribute) like Element_Name and it would query the element name from a database. This is so a none technical user would be able to search attributes in a database. Pretty much it would function similar to a live search but instead of searching within confluence it will search a connected oracle datasource.
This would complete the needs for management. We are moving our Wiki into confluence and in our previous Wiki environment we had an application called the Element Data Dictionary where users would query an element from a database to get its definition. The code for this application was written in ASP classic which is not compatable with confluence currently our only major road block.
Since the version 1.1.0, you can select "Generic Datasource" when your database is neither HSQL nor Postgres. Here is a blog post about How to Connect Play SQL with an Oracle Database. I've tried it and it works, but the following advanced functions will be disabled:
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