Birthday greeting SMS service with Oracle and Ozeki NG SMS
This page provides you detailed setup instructions on how to
send birthday SMS greetings from Oracle database with Ozeki NG SMS Gateway.
First of all you need to configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software
to be able to send SMS messages from your PC. You can find step-by-step guide at:
Quick start guide. The Ozeki SMS software is
able to connect to the mobile network either with a
GSM modem connection or
IP SMS connection.
After you have configured your Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software and you can also
install a service provider connection to
connect the SMS software to the mobile network, you need to configure your
Oracle database. Please find the configuration guide at:
How to send SMS from Oracle.
If you have configured your system you can start to setup the birthday greeting
SMS service with Oracle and Ozeki NG SMS Gateway software.
So it is assumed that you have already installed Ozeki NG SMS
Gateway software and Oracle database with all its components.
These are the main steps of the configuration of birthday greeting SMS
- Start SQL Developer (it is a component of Oracle database)
- Create the connection to database
- Create database table
- Create a sequence to move the ID
- Create a trigger to move the ID
- Load data into the database
- Install and configure a Database user in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
To configure birthday greeting SMS service, start SQL Developer program
of Oracle database in Start menu (Figure 1).
Figure 1 - Start SQL Developer
Add a new connection to the database by right clicking on
Connections and click on New Connection (Figure 2).
Figure 2 - Add new connection
Specify the parameters in the appeared window (Figure 3):
Connection Name: You can provide any name you wish (in our example it is
Username: the username you use to access to the database
Password: the password you use to access to the database
In SID field you need to enter the name that has been provided to the
database when it is installed (installation name of the database).
Finally click on Connect.
Figure 3 - Specify parameters for connection
On Figure 4 you can see that the connection has been created.
Figure 4 - Created connection
Now create a database table. In the empty field you can type
the SQL statements that will create the required database table (Figure 5).
To execute the SQL query click on the green arrow.
Figure 5 - SQL statement
On Figure 6 you can see the created database table.
Figure 6 - Created table
Create a sequence to move the primary key (ID) of the table
Figure 7 - Create a sequence
On Figure 8 you can see the created sequence.
Figure 8 - Created sequence
You also need to create a trigger (Figure 9). This trigger
uses the created sequence and moves the primary key (ID) of the table.
Figure 9 - Create a trigger
You can see the created trigger (Figure 10).
Figure 10 - Created trigger
On Figure 11 you can also see the created trigger among the
triggers of birthday table.
Figure 11 - Created trigger among the triggers of birthday table
Now you can enter data into the table (Figure 12) in the
INSERT INTO birthday (customername, customerphone, birthdate) VALUES
Figure 12 - Enter data
Start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway service (Figure 13).
Figure 13 - Start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
Log into Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (Figure 14).
Figure 14 - Login
Install a Database user by clicking on Add new user or
application (Figure 15).
Figure 15 - Add new user or application
Select Database user interface and click on
Install next to it (Figure 16).
Figure 16 - Install Database user
Provide a name for the Database user - in our example it is
"birthday_dbuser" (Figure 17).
Figure 17 - Provide a name
Finally configure the installed Database user. On Database
connection tab you need to specify the follows:
Connection string type: OleDb
Provider=OraOLEDB.Oracle.1;Persist Security Info=False;User ID=ozeki;Password=root;
Figure 18 - Configuration of Database user
On SQL for sending tab you also need to specify the SQL
Polling tab on SQL for sending panel:
SELECT id, '', customerphone, CONCAT(CONCAT(CONCAT(CONCAT('Hello ',customername),
'! The day of your birthday is: '), birthdate), ' Congratulations!')
WHERE (EXTRACT(MONTH FROM CURRENT_DATE)=EXTRACT(MONTH FROM birthdate))
AND (EXTRACT(DAY FROM CURRENT_DATE)=EXTRACT(DAY FROM birthdate))
AND ((lastnotified is null) or (not(EXTRACT(YEAR FROM CURRENT_DATE))=(EXTRACT(YEAR
Figure 19 - Polling tab
Sending tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='sending', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Figure 20 - Sending tab
Sent tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='sent', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Figure 21 - Sent tab
Notsent tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='notsent', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Figure 22 - Not sent tab
Delivered tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='delivered', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Figure 23 - Delivered
Undelivered tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='undelivered', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Figure 24 - Undelivered
On Figure 25 you can see that Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has sent out
the test messages after I followed the configuration steps above.
Figure 25 - Sent messages in Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
On Figure 26 you can also see that the status of the birthday
greetings has also been modified to "sent" in the
Figure 26 - Status is sent
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