19 responses

  1. Allan Lewis
    August 21, 2012

    Is there any way I can upgrade from 3.1 to 3.2 without losing my settings?

    • thatjeffsmith
      thatjeffsmith
      August 21, 2012

      Allan,

      Install 3.2 to a new directory.
      Run SQL Developer and it will prompt you to migrate your settings from 3.1.

  2. turibbio
    August 21, 2012

    Great stuff Jeff! DnD for multiple join is amazing!

    • thatjeffsmith
      thatjeffsmith
      August 21, 2012

      I know every feature can’t be my favorite, but that one definitely makes my Top 5 list :)

  3. Laurent Schneider
    August 21, 2012

    Good that you reference the new features on your blog! When I clicked on “Startseite –> Was ist neu?” in a german version (AddVMOption -Duser.language=de), I only reached the 3.1 new features!

    Ok, not reproducible in English

    • thatjeffsmith
      thatjeffsmith
      August 21, 2012

      Where are you seeing this, exactly? I’ll try to fix it ASAP.

      • Laurent Schneider
        August 22, 2012

        in c:\sqldeveloper\sqldeveloper\doc\welcome\de\welcome.html , the new feature link is pointing to sqldev31

      • thatjeffsmith
        thatjeffsmith
        August 22, 2012

        Here’s the official 3.2 New Features page

      • thatjeffsmith
        thatjeffsmith
        August 22, 2012

        And I’ll look into the translations to ensure if we have a patch it doesn’t go out wrong, again.

      • Laurent Schneider
        August 22, 2012

        thanks!

  4. Jim Priest
    August 21, 2012

    You can also export you settings. I don’t like multiple SQL developer directories around so I usually export my settings, delete the old version, unzip the new, then re-import my settings. And with the export you have a backup copy in case anything else goes wrong :)

    • thatjeffsmith
      thatjeffsmith
      August 21, 2012

      Thanks for the assist Jim! After a few weeks being happy with the new version, I’ll nuke the old ones. Having the backup is always a good idea though! Just be sure it includes your reports, SQL History, etc.

  5. Michael Kremer
    August 22, 2012

    Is there a more detailed list of all the new features. The document on the Oracle web site is too generic, I would like to know and consequently test all the new features.
    Thanks,

    • thatjeffsmith
      thatjeffsmith
      August 22, 2012

      The only new features to speak of are the APEX Listener interface, support for 12c and Oracle Cloud, and enhancements to existing features like Database Diff. You can get a more complete set of changes in the Release Notes.

  6. John MacAulay
    January 21, 2014

    A very useful and informative article; thank you. Is there a way to migrate SQL history between two PCs? I’ve had to upgrade from an XP box to Win7. The SQL Developer versions are:

    XP: 3.2.20.09
    Win7: 3.0.04

    Many thanks

  7. John MacAulay
    January 21, 2014

    Got the version numbers the wrong way round. Should have read:

    XP: 3.0.04
    Win7: 3.2.20.09

    Sorry about that!

    • thatjeffsmith
      thatjeffsmith
      January 21, 2014

      Probably. With SQL Developer closed on both machines, just copy the XML (SQLHistory.XML).

      • John MacAulay
        January 22, 2014

        Thanks for that, Jeff. Turns out that each query is stored in a separate XML file, but I got the job done anyway by copying the entire contents of the XP history folder to the equivalent on Win7. Thanks for your advice.

      • thatjeffsmith
        thatjeffsmith
        January 22, 2014

        Thanks for not getting stuck by my horrible answer. That’s what I get for trying to answer w/o thinking!

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