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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 18: NULLs

This post was almost NULL – I was deep in Power Point mode for Open World, and almost forgot to write today’s post! Also, another admission: I said back on Day 1 of this series, that I was planning on doing 5000 push-ups this month as well. Well, I gave up on that a few […]

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 17: Using SSH Tunnels

You want to connect to the database, but: you can’t get to the server directly, or you can’t talk to the listener port If ONLY there were a way you could smuggle your database connection through another network connection that could do those things. Well there is, and it’s called an SSH tunnel. SSH talks […]

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 15: Reporting

In the current issue of UKOUG’s Scene Magazine, you can find a 5 pager on how to get started with the reporting feature in SQL Developer. Now, I could come up with a new tip or topic for today,’s post, or I could just cheat, and link to this other thing I already wrote. I’ll […]

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 11: Tree Trimming

Many of you are not DBAs or developers. You spend most of your time browsing tables, running queries, and answering questions that help make your business ‘go.’ The SQL Developer Connection Tree shows a whole lot of stuff that you might not ever use. So turn it off. Tools – Preferences – Database – Navigation […]

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 6: Try the Schema Browser

I’m at a friend’s house, sans laptop, so today’s post will be short and sweet. Also, no pictures! In your connection tree, on an active (connected) connection, right-click and select the Schema Browser. If you hop around users/schemas frequently in a database, you may enjoy the drop-down control for toggling.

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 5: Connectivity Issues

The most frequently posted question when it comes to Oracle Database, HAS to be around connectivity. If you’re just starting out working with the database, not being able to connect to said database has to be a very frustrating experience. And for some reason our error messages tend to confuse folks even further. And not […]

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 4: Statement Execution

A few quick things to remember: Try to always use statement delimiters Even before I go to execute this ‘statement’, SQL Devleoper is telling me I have a problem. The grammar check is failing. Notice those red squiggle lines? They actually mean something. So, add a semi-colon, or do this: Know the difference between executing […]