View Composer can store linked-clone desktop information in an Oracle 11g or 10g database. You create a View Composer database by adding it to an existing Oracle instance and configuring an ODBC data source for it. You can add a new View Composer database by using the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant or by running a SQL statement.

You can use the Oracle Database Configuration Assistant to add a new View Composer database to an existing Oracle 11g or 10g instance.

The View Composer database must have certain table spaces and privileges. You can use a SQL statement to create the View Composer database in an Oracle 11g or 10g database instance.

By default, the database user that runs the View Composer database has Oracle system administrator permissions. To restrict the security permissions for the user that runs the View Composer database, you must configure an Oracle database user with specific permissions.

After you add a View Composer database to an Oracle 11g or 10g instance, you must configure an ODBC connection to the new database to make this data source visible to the View Composer service.