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Reporting Quick Tip: Dial Gauges

Everyone likes pictures. I would never create a report that didn’t have at least one chart in it. You just can’t risk busy people glancing at your reports and not coming away with the key information you’re trying to impart. We have lots of chart types in SQL Developer – 50+ in version 4.0. But […]

Quick Filtering Objects in the Schema Browser

Today’s post is brought to you by a new request to the Exchange this week. They wanted to be able to quickly filter a list of objects without having to open a dialog to do it. For a dynamic browsing of databases with a lot of objects it would be nice to have a textbox […]

Introducing our Weekly Oracle Database Development Web Series

Hi, I’m Jeff Smith. You might remember be from such self-help videos as “Code is Self-Documenting”, and “We Let the End Users Test Our Code.” Thanks for humoring me as I pay tribute to one of my favorite comedians, Phil Hartman as Troy McClure on The Simpsons…but I digress. Starting this week (Wednesday, February 25th!) […]

If You Oracle Then You Should Twitter Too

Kellyn PotVin-Gorman and I have delivered a social media talk at the RMOUG Training Days Conference two years running now. We have fun doing the presentation, because we have fun being active on social media. We want you to not miss out on what we get out of it every day. This morning I saw […]

A Quick 4.1 Trick: SET SQLFORMAT

One of your favorite SQL Developer ‘tricks’ is the ability to pre-format query output. So instead of getting standard output back, maybe you want query results to come back as CSV. But using that requires you to add code to your existing SQLs. Maybe instead it would be cool to set the overall script output […]

Stop Doing That! – In Oracle SQL Developer

One of the coolest bits of The Matrix, was the ability for the main characters to ‘download’ new skills or objects into their virtual reality. Like Neo could learn Kung-Fu with a simple button click. Today, I want all of you to take the (Oracle) Red Pill, and download your SQLDev knowledge pack. These are […]

Are Invisible Columns Really Invisible?

Today’s question: How are invisible columns treated with DESC, INFO and the GUI equivalent? Super quick, an INVISIBLE column is one that the user doesn’t see. They won’t be able to access it unless they know about it. Security by obscurity? No. Tom Kyte shows a few examples of the features usefulness, especially when adding […]

SQLcl Commands: Info & Info+ – The New DESC?

We put out a HUGE update for our new SQL*Plus-style command line interface for Oracle Database. Forget how to install it, or how to connect: see the movie! Things that people really like to do in SQL Developer is pull up the object browsers to quickly see the things that a simple DESC doesn’t show. […]

‘Modeling’ View Dependencies in SQL Developer Data Modeler

Today’s question: Please let me know how can I represent relation between view and base table in ER diagram created using sql datamodeler version4. So I know what the person is getting at here. They want to see the dependencies. Generally speaking, there are no actual relations between views and tables. Exception: you CAN define […]

Oracle SQL Developer and the Oracle Database Schema Service

The Cloud! You may have heard a few things about Cloud services and Oracle over the past few years. What I’m going to talk about today is our Database Schema Service offering. It’s what it sounds like, pretty much. On a kick-butt Exadata box, you get your own schema in a database that we take […]

Oracle SQL Developer Meets SQL*Plus?

If you weren’t paying attention over the Christmas/Winter break, it’s very possible that you haven’t heard about our new project. You can find it on the SQL Developer version 4.1 Early Adopter download page.. If you’re not into reading so much, we have 7 or 8 blogs on the subject out there, you can just […]

Exporting a PL/SQL Package Just the Way Monty Likes in SQL Developer

Got a quick question from my favorite President today. So basically, Monty was asking how to get a PL/SQL Package Spec & Body to: a single file with a SET DEFINE OFF with the schema prefix in the CREATE or REPLACE Now, there’s more than one way to get one or more objects in the […]

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