Specifying Pooling parameters using Oracles OracleConnection

Connection string

This Oracle Data Provider for .NET / ODP.NET connection string can be used for connections to Oracle.

By default, connection pooling is enabled. This one controls the pooling mechanisms. The connection pooling service creates connection pools by using the ConnectionString property to uniquely identify a pool.

Data Source=myOracle;User Id=myUsername;Password=myPassword;Min Pool Size=10;
Connection Lifetime
Connection Timeout=60;Incr Pool Size=5;Decr Pool Size=2;

The first connection opened creates the connection pool. The service initially creates the number of connections defined by the Min Pool Size parameter.

The Incr Pool Size attribute defines the number of new connections to be created by the connection pooling service when more connections are needed.

When a connection is closed, the connection pooling service determines whether the connection lifetime has exceeded the value of the Connection Lifetime attribute. If so, the connection is closed; otherwise, the connection goes back to the connection pool.

The connection pooling service closes unused connections every 3 minutes. The Decr Pool Size attribute specifies the maximum number of connections that can be closed every 3 minutes.