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SQL Developer 4.1: Search & Replace Enhancements

In the procedure editor, the editor that’s invoked when working with PL/SQL objects, you will notice a slightly new user interface when invoking a search or a replace. Let’s cover search first. Already searched for something, and want to do it again? Check out the history. Start searching, immediately highlight all of the ‘hits.’ Remember […]

Your Favorite Posts from 2014

We’ve had another great year. Multiple product updates, 127 posts, and LOTS of questions asked and answered. Since it’s that time of year, here’s your, ‘lazy writer, popular posts’ update Based on overall site traffic in 2014, your favorite posts from this year are: 10. Introducing the Oracle Database 12c VirtualBox OTN Image One of […]

Top Beers of 2014

There are a lot of ‘Top Beers’ lists out there, but none of them are written by me. Here are the beers that I discovered, Columbus-style, and loved in 2014. Data via Untappd. In no particular order… Stone’s Coffee Milk Stout I rated this beer higher than the avg Untappd user, but I’m smarter than […]

SQL Developer and a 12c Magic Trick

When you start working with 12c, if you want to freak out (sorry, GRAB the attention of) your co-workers or folks attending your presentation, try this: Open a worksheet Write a simple query against a view, or a data dictionary view Mouse over the SELECT and wait… Should just take a second or so… So […]

SQL Developer 4.1: Easier Excel Imports

The most read post on this site? ‘How to Import from Excel to Oracle with SQL Developer‘ – and it has been since I published it almost 3 years ago. People really like Excel. Or I should put it this way – Excel is the way information is shared in an organization. It makes no […]

SQL Developer 4.1: Multi-Cursor Editing

‘Make the editor work like Sublime Text or Crimson!’ So goes the several dozen requests I get each year. Well, in version 4.1, we’ve got something I think you’ll like. It’s a bit different than column text edit modes – but it allows for the same idea, and it’s even more powerful…I think. You can […]

SQL Developer 4.1 – Log All the Queries!

Oracle SQL Developer is a graphical user interface and integrated development environment for Oracle Database. As you can imagine, a few clicks can results in an awful lot of queries being executed on your behalf. If you don’t like this fact, you can always use a command-line interface like SQL*Plus or the new sdsql. The […]

Java 8 on a Mac with SQL Developer 4.1

I ran into a few dramas getting SQL Developer 4.1 on my MacBook Air going earlier today. It boiled down to convincing SQL Developer to find and use the proper JDK on OS X Yosemite. So just in case it’s not me out there, here’s what I had to do. Unless you already have Java […]

SQL Developer 4.1 – Instance Viewer

The SQL Developer team has been steadily adding features tailored to the DBA since the version 3.0 release. This steady march continues with version 4.1, which was released as an Early Adopter yesterday. Some updates…Jan 31, 2015 The DBA feature I want to talk about today is the Instance Viewer. Well, technically the window is […]

SQL Developer Formatter: Left Aligning Columns in a SELECT

Question: I can’t figure out how to make a column list align like this (underscore = space): _SELECT_column1 ______,_column2 ______,_column3 ______,_column4 ___FROM_table The closest result that the formatter produces is: _SELECT_column1, __column2, __column3, __column4 ___FROM table where all column names start at text position 3… My answer isn’t going to be perfect, but it’s going […]

Quick Tip: Controlling how PL/SQL Errors are Shown

Remember, you only see the error messages in the log AFTER a compile. If you want to see the list of errors at any time, simply click on the ‘Errors’ page, or try compiling your program again. While we’re on this page, there’s lots and lots of cool things you can fiddle with here. For […]

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