Category: General

Generating Table DDL via SQLcl, with and without Storage Clauses

We’re getting much closer to having Oracle SQL Developer version 4.1 ready for release – which includes SQLcl, our new command-line interface for Oracle Database. Just a quick reminder in case you’re too lazy to click to that other post: We’ve taken our existing Java based SQL*Plus script engine from SQL Developer, and built a […]

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Quick Hit: Number of Rows Returned By a Query

Question: How can I make SQL Developer display the number of rows returned by a query? Answer: Execute the query, and fetch all the rows. But I’m not seeing it! and fetch all the rows. This part is important. Execution using ctrl+enter executes statement, and returns the FIRST ‘fetch’, by default of 50 records. First […]

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More Fun with Data Modeler Diagrams

Everyone likes pictures. Generate a report without any pictures, graphs, or charts and see how many ‘likes’ you get at work. Everyone gets excited about data modeling, and in some circles, folks think that data models are synonymous with diagrams. But really, the diagram is just the ‘pretty picture’ you add to your office report. […]

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Exporting SQL Developer Reports/Grids to PDF

You can save query results or any other grid in SQL Developer as a PDF. You don’t get much in terms of saying how the generated PDF should look – Said PDF file: But I have some important info in here, and it should look a bit nicer. Save Your Query As A Report And […]

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Batch Loading Your Oracle Database Cloud Services via the SQL Developer Command-Line Interface

I recently talked about how to load up your Oracle Cloud service with your local data. In that scenario, you’re in the graphical user interface, clicking buttons, doing things more ad-hoc. But what if you wanted to build an automated process to load up data from an on-premise Oracle Database? You won’t have a GUI […]

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Adding Common Columns to Tables via Templates and Transformation Scripts

In Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler, you can create a table in your relational design that stores columns that you want to be added to all of your other tables. Call it, ‘table_template.’ Now call the transformation script. Tools > Design Rules & Transformations > Transformations. Before After These are cool, but they don’t belong […]

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Generating Object DDL Scripts with Drop Statements

Is there a way for SQL Developer to generate a DROP statement when exporting the DDL for a table? Yes. The drop preference will be applied when generating the DDL for scripting purposes, but not for the table editor. So to get the table CREATE DDL script with a DROP TABLE command, right-click on your […]

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How to Share Reports

Reports are one of my favorite features. If you don’t use them in SQL Developer, please read this. The user interface for user defined reports is very simple in SQL Developer. Maybe even, too simple? Sometimes I tell folks to save and/or copy their reports around. And it’s not exactly apparent how to do this […]

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SQL Developer: Wearing of the Green

In honor of today’s holiday, a hat tip to our Irish friends! Spot the places I’ve configured SQL Developer to show green I can spot 7 different spots in the above screenshot where I have configured SQL Developer or manipulated the output to show the color green.

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SQL Developer Data Modeler Screenshots

I’ve taken a TON of screenshots of both SQL Developer products to demonstrate features. I was playing around with Flickr to see if there was a better way to re-purpose this content other places. Here’s what that COULD look like. I have a few hundred more to add to this photo album. This is just […]

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We Want Eat, Breathe, and Live SQL

Our developer advocate team, led by Steven Feuerstein of PL/SQL fame, is looking for someone to help spread the good word – about SQL. You can read about the job here, but I thought I would throw in my two or even 3 cents on the matter. I have been evangelizing or advocating or helping […]

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