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For this procedure, you need to already have an eXist database server installed.

Oxygen XML Editor supports eXist database server versions up to and including version 3.0. To configure a data source for an eXist database, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Preferences dialog box (Options > Preferences) and go to Data Sources.
  2. Click the New button in the Data Sources panel.
  3. Enter a unique name for the data source.
  4. Select eXist from the driver Type drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Add Files button to add the eXist driver files.
    The following driver files should be added and they are found in the installation directory of the eXist database server. Make sure you copy the files from the installation of the eXist server where you want to connect from Oxygen XML Editor.
    eXist 3.x
    • exist.jar
    • lib/core/xmldb.jar
    • lib/core/xmlrpc-client-3.1.x.jar
    • lib/core/xmlrpc-common-3.1.x.jar
    • lib/core/ws-commons-util-1.0.x.jar
    • lib/core/slf4j-api-1.x.x.jar (if available)
    • lib/core/slf4j-log4j12-1.x.x.jar (if available)
    eXist 4.x
    • exist.jar
    • lib/core/log4j-api-*.jar
    • lib/core/log4j-jul-*.jar
    • lib/core/log4j-slf4j-impl-*.jar
    • lib/core/slf4j-api-*.jar
    • lib/core/ws-commons-util-*.jar
    • lib/core/xmldb.jar
    • lib/core/xmlrpc-client-*.jar
    • lib/core/xmlrpc-common-*.jar

    The * represents the version number.

  6. Click the OK button to finish the data source configuration.
  7. Continue on to configure your eXist connection.
    For more information about running XQuery against an eXist XML database, watch our video demonstration: