The SQL*Plus Stuff You Like and Love Lives On in SQLcl

When demonstrating SQLcl, I get the feeling that half of the audience is filled with dread. Yes, they love everything that I’m showing them. But deep, deep down they are scared that the things they personally liked in SQL*Plus are going away. I’m here today to alleviate those concerns. Instead of asking you to just […]

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Finding Columns

One of the most viewed threads over the last 30 days in our OTN Community for SQL Developer is a post from 2010. 2010. Wow, I says to myself – that’s gotta be interesting to a lot of folks, what is it? It’s a question on how to find table or view columns. And the […]

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All Things SQL Developer at Oracle Open World 2015

It’s that time of year again: planning for our biggest customer and user event, Oracle Open World. I recently shared some advice for getting the most out of your conference experience, here’s a 2 minute video: One of the bits there I suggested was to mark one or two sessions a day that you might […]

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Some Oracle Bloggers You Should Check Out

There’s tons of great info out there. Sometimes you just need help finding it. Here are some bloggers you should subscribe to. Not everyone can publish daily or even weekly, but these folks, when they DO publish, put out good, solid stuff. And many of these guys and gals will be at Open World and […]

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Creating a Reporting ‘Dashboard’ in SQL Developer

Haven’t had much time to blog this week, so what’s a blogging addict to do? Ask your readers for help! @thatjeffsmith kind of like db instance but more focused. I picked 3 just to give an idea. Refresh would be on all. — Nando Somoza (@slaytanic70) September 10, 2015 So I put together this […]

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Four Minute Video Tip: Configuring SQL Developer for the First Time

You’ve just installed a new copy of SQL Developer. Here are some things you might want to change in the preferences. Notes: I said ‘fixed field’ – I meant FIXED WIDTH fonts, duh If you think you’re hearing Foreigner’s Feels Like The First Time, you’re wrong Some of the tips in blog format: fonts zebra […]

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How to Survive, no, Thrive at Oracle Open World

These are just my opinions, and I don’t speak on behalf of my employer. On the Facebookers this morning, noticed one of my friends was contemplating coming out to San Francisco this year to join approximately 50,000 other Oracle and Java-heads for Java One and Oracle Open World. I’m not going to try to sell […]

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How to Reset Your SQL Developer Preferences/Settings

We store the application settings PER user. So find where your OS stores files for your OS user. These settings are stored HERE on Windows (…AppData\Roaming\SQL Developer): They are stored HERE on Macs and *NIX ($HOME\.sqldeveloper): Find the directory that corresponds with the version you are running and having problems with. Rename it. Restart SQL […]

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Discovering Foreign Keys in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Columbus didn’t exactly discover America. And we’re not really going to discover your long, lost foreign keys. But, we’ll do our best to guess where they might be. Our data modeling tool is often the bearer of bad news – your database doesn’t actually have any referential integrity defined. Oh, it’s defined somewhere, in the […]

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Labeling Your Query Blocks with Hints

SQL can be hard to read. Execution plans can be EVEN HARDER to read. It doesn’t get any easier when you are joining a table to itself. Or maybe you are having a hard time finding the portion of a plan to correlates to a subquery. We do have a solution! QB_NAME Hint (Docs) /*+ […]

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