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New Feature: Drag and Drop Object To Copy Them to Another Oracle Database

In both v4.1.5 and v4.2, you can now select objects from your database tree, and drag them to another connection to have them copied. The source can be: a MySQL, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Terradata, or other 3rd party supported RDBMS an Oracle Database The destination can be: an on-premise Oracle Databaes an Oracle Database […]

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SQL Developer Release Party: Download all the Things

Oracle SQL Developer Command Line (SQLcl) is now officially available. (Download) Thanks to the many of you who provided feedback and helped us make this ready. We plan on very regular updates, every 60-90 days, so the fun hasn’t stopped. Oracle SQL Developer v4.1.5 is now officially available. You can now drag and drop objects […]

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Extending Oracle SQL Developer Command Line (SQLcl) with JavaScript: Single Record Viewer

Oracle SQL Developer Command Line (SQLcl) is the full name for what we’ve been calling, SQLcl. Have you seen the video? It’s only 8 minutes and will catch you up on just what SQLcl is. Anyways, there’s a ‘new’ command called SCRIPT that I want to show you today. I say ‘new’ because we added […]

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Having Fun With Prompts – and Saving Yourself from Mistakes

In SQL Developer we have color coded connections. This was added, not because we like Christmas trees and all the pretty lights, but because sometimes you need a reminder of what database you’re on. So you don’t TRUNCATE stuff, accidentally. Visual cues won’t prevent all mistakes, but they sure help. With SQLcl, you have the […]

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Client Side Filtering in the Grids

Just what it sounds like – you ask to see LESS data in a grid, and we don’t re-query the database. Instead, we filter only on the client-side. This means it’s FAST. No asking the database to run the query again. This also means you might not be getting the WHOLE truth, or the latest […]

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Unicode and Oracle SQLcl…on Windows

I have an UMLAUT table. Pretty simple really… CREATE TABLE "HR"."UMLAUT" ( "CHARACTERS" VARCHAR2(2) ) ; REM INSERTING INTO UMLAUT SET DEFINE OFF; INSERT INTO UMLAUT (CHARACTERS) VALUES (’Ñ’); INSERT INTO UMLAUT (CHARACTERS) VALUES (’Ä’); INSERT INTO UMLAUT (CHARACTERS) VALUES (’Ñ’); COMMIT; Looks great in SQLDev, but not so much in SQLcl… Everything is UNICODE […]

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Ask Tom…and Chris and Connor

If there is a Madonna or Prince in the Oracle Database world, that would be Tom. You know, people that are known solely by their first name. Of course there’s also Larry, but from a pure database tech perspective, Tom has satiated the curiosity of developers and DBAs for the past couple of decades. If […]

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TABs in Your Code?

Not to start a religious war, but white space in your code can cause havoc when you’re doing code compares and versioning. Some folks like tabs, others prefer to control how their code looks regardless of the editor’s tab display options. From what I can tell, SQL Developer’s code editors won’t even let you insert […]

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SQLcl: ANSICONSOLE and Column Header Formatting

Question: Why is SQLcl truncating my column header names? It doesn’t do it if I use SET SQLFORMAT ANSICONSOLE though… Answer: Because, SQL*Plus. Longer Answer: SQLcl follows the SQL*Plus rules. And in this case, the rule is: The default width of CHAR and VARCHAR2 (VARCHAR) columns is the width of the column in the database. […]

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