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.
Add a new connection to the database by right clicking on
Connections and click on New Connection (Figure 1).
Specify the parameters in the appeared window (Figure 2): Connection Name: You can provide any name you wish (in our example it is
"ozeki connection"). 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.
On Figure 3 you can see that the connection has been created.
Now create a database table. In the empty field you can type
the SQL statements that will create the required database table (Figure 4).
To execute the SQL query click on the green arrow.
On Figure 5 you can see the created database table.
Create a sequence to move the primary key (ID) of the table
On Figure 7 you can see the created sequence.
You also need to create a trigger (Figure 8). This trigger
uses the created sequence and moves the primary key (ID) of the table.
You can see the created trigger (Figure 9).
On Figure 10 you can also see the created trigger among the
triggers of birthday table.
Now you can enter data into the table (Figure 11) in the
INSERT INTO birthday (customername, customerphone, birthdate) VALUES
Start Ozeki NG SMS Gateway service (Figure 12).
Log into Ozeki NG SMS Gateway (Figure 13).
Install a Database user by clicking on Add new user or
application (Figure 14).
Select Database user interface and click on
Install next to it (Figure 15).
Provide a name for the Database user - in our example it is
"birthday_dbuser" (Figure 16).
Finally configure the installed Database user. On Database
connection tab you need to specify the follows: Connection string type: OleDb Connection string:
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
Sending tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='sending', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Sent tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='sent', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Notsent tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='notsent', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Delivered tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='delivered', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
Undelivered tab on SQL for sending panel:
UPDATE birthday SET status='undelivered', lastnotified=current_date WHERE id='$id'
On Figure 24 you can see that Ozeki NG SMS Gateway has sent out
the test messages after I followed the configuration steps above.
On Figure 25 you can also see that the status of the birthday
greetings has also been modified to "sent" in the