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The Series25 LYNX Interface uses a database integration to connect to any student information system which is hosted locally on an institution's servers.

The integration has two parts:

  1. A series of custom tables which track historical changes to SIS data
  2. The LYNX-APP, a lightweight Java application which exchanges data between those tables and the hosted Series25 database

This article explains how to deploy the LYNX Interface scripts necessary for a database integration with Campus Solutions using an Oracle database. (For Microsoft SQL Server instructions, see here.) After the scripts are in place, you will be ready to Install the LYNX-APP.

System Requirements

Your SIS environment must meet the following requirements:

  • Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions 8.9+
  • Oracle Database 11g r2, 12c, 18c, or 19c

Download the SQL Scripts Package

Download the LYNX-CS.zip package of scripts from: https://collegenet.exavault.com/share/view/1q87x-k734qcu. (Contact Series25 Support at support@collegenet.com for credentials.)

The script package contains the following files:

ScriptNamePurpose
Aa_c_sis_oracle_security.sqlCreates database user to provide access to LYNX database tables for the LYNX-APP
Bb_c_sis_oracle_schema.sqlCreates database tables, sequences, and triggers owned by user created in the A script
Cc_cs_sis_oracle_routines.sqlCreates database functions and procedures owned by user created in the A script


Deploy the SQL Scripts

Follow this procedure to properly deploy the scripts in your Oracle database.

Upgrading from TCS

If you are currently using the legacy TCS Interface, we recommend creating a new user schema for the LYNX application. This approach will help when you are done testing and ready to transition to using only LYNX. Read more about the specific steps we recommend for transitioning from TCS to LYNX: Transitioning from TCS to LYNX

Prepare the LYNX Username and Password

These scripts create and reference a user which provides access for the LYNX application. This is a new user. (Do not re-use credentials for an existing user.)

Before running any scripts, choose a username and password for this new user. You will use these values to update the scripts.

Update the Creation Scripts

Certain lines within the scripts need to be customized to reflect your individual environment.

  1. Open the "A" script (a_cs_sis_oracle_security.sql).
    1. Search for 'DB_USERNAME'.
    2. Update LYNX_USER to your chosen username.
    3. Update LYNX_USER_PASS to your chosen password.
    4. If the schema default TABLESPACE should be different than USERS, search for ‘DEFAULT_TABLESPACE’.
      • Update USERS to whatever TABLESPACE name is appropriate for your database.
    5. If the schema default TABLESPACE should be different than TEMP, search for ‘TEMP_TABLESPACE’.
      • Update TEMP to whatever TABLESPACE name is appropriate for your database.
    6. If your SIS data is contained in a different schema than SYSADM, search for 'SCHEMA_NAME'.
      • Update SYSADM to whichever schema owns your SIS data.
    7. Save changes to the "A" script after making these updates.

  2. Open the "B" script (b_cs_sis_oracle_schema.sql).
    1. Update LYNX_USER to the chosen username.
    2. Save changes to the "B" script.
  3. Open the "C" script (c_cs_sis_oracle_routines.sql).
    1. Update LYNX_USER to the chosen username.
    2. Save changes to the "C" script.

Run the Scripts

You are now ready to run the A, B, and C scripts which create objects in your SIS database.

  1. Log in to your SIS database as an administrator.
  2. Run the updated "A" script to create the LYNX user, set private synonyms, and establish rights.
  3. Ensure that this newly created user has the proper DEFAULT TABLESPACE allocation. If not, adjust this before proceeding with further steps.
  4. Log in to your SIS database as the newly created LYNX user from step 2.
  5. Run the "B" script and commit changes.
  6. Run the "C" script and commit changes.

Install the LYNX-APP

Once you have completed the steps to deploy the LYNX database objects into your SIS database, you are ready to Install the LYNX-APP.



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