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Oracle SQL Developer Code Insight Syntax Examples

There really are times your tool is smarter than you are. Thank you #SQLDev Code Insight for listing syntax examples. @thatjeffsmith — Amy Caldwell (@amyccaldwell) August 7, 2014 In fairness to Amy, I don’t think SQL Developer is ‘smarter.’ I think it just has faster access to the Oracle Docs than she does. And SQL […]

SQL Developer at Oracle Open World 2014

Oracle Open World is just around the corner. Every year, tens of thousands of Oracle geeks gather in San Francisco for a week for learning, networking, and more than a little bit of fun and socializing. If you’re going to be there, here’s what you need to know about your favorite development tools team Fun […]

Oracle SQL Developer Around the World

Oracle SQL Developer is being used around the world. I see evidence of this in Indonesian tweets, OTN forum questions written in Spanish, talking to people at the larger tech conferences, and looking at our website Google Analytics. For just this site, here’s where people have visited from in 2014: If I look at the […]

Viewing Complex Types in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Instead of having a column of type VARCHAR2 for a ‘Country,’ you might want to create an COUNTRIES type. Said COUNTRY would have an ID, NAME, and LOCATION. To make things even more fun, LOCATION would also be a custom type of LOCATIONS, having even more attributes/columns. To model these from scratch, you would build […]

3 More Oracle SQL Developer Bloggers

I’m on vacation this week – so in order to keep you folks entertained, I thought I would spotlight a few of our developers who also blog. Kris Rice Kris is one of the two original developers of SQL Developer. He’s also my boss, but don’t blame him for me. Lately, he’s been into all […]

Clearing the Script Output Buffer in Oracle SQL Developer

Quick Question: Is there a way in SQL Developer to have the DBMS Output window clear when you execute a block? Quick Answer: CLEAR SCREEN [Oracle Docs] SQL Developer supports many, and soon to be ALL, SQL*Plus commands. CLEAR is one of them. So just add this to the top of your script. When you […]

Oracle Database 12c SQL Translation Framework: Fixing Bad SQL

One of the new Database 12c features is the SQL Translation Framework. Developed primarily to help customer migrate their 3rd party applications and databases to the Oracle stack, it also offers application DBAs an opportunity to substitute poorly performing SQL with their own custom SQL – without changing the application itself! Do I have your […]

My Favorite SQL Developer Data Modeler Features

I’m doing a talk on this very subject next week at ODTUG’s KScope14 conference, and I’ll put up the slides on Slideshare after the show, but I wanted to give a quick shout-out to the things you COULD Be using today to get the most out of your models and design experience. Search SubViews Reports […]

Configuring Memory Usage in Oracle SQL Developer

Sometimes you need more memory. Here’s an example: you want to model a database that has 1500 tables in it. What would that even look like? If you zoom out far enough… Now, ‘large’ is a subjective term. But lets put it this way – if you’re dealing with more than several hundred tables or […]

Managing Scripts in Oracle SQL Developer

You backup your databases, right? You backup you home computer – your media collection, tax documents, bank accounts, etc, right? You backup your handy-dandy SQL scripts, right? Ok, now that I’ve got your head nodding, I want to answer a question I get every so often: How can I manage my scripts in SQL Developer? […]

Oracle SQL Developer: Single Object Compare

There’s a nasty rumor going around that you can’t compare database objects and/or code in Oracle SQL Developer. So let’s put that to bed right now. First, here’s how to compare: PL/SQL to PL/SQL or a SQL statement to another SQL statement So now that that’s settled, why don’t we take a look at how […]

On SQL Developer and TNSNAMES.ORA

Tnsnames.ora [DOCS] is a configuration file for SQL*Net that describes the network service names for the databases in your organization. Basically, it tells Oracle applications how to find your databases. This post is just a quick overview on how to get SQL Developer to ‘see’ this file and define a connection. There’s only a single […]

Oracle SQL Developer is for Oracle Database

What is Oracle SQL Developer? Well, according to this document on OTN… What is SQL Developer? Date: May 2014 Oracle SQL Developer is the Oracle Database IDE. A free graphical user interface, Oracle SQL Developer allows database users and administrators to do their database tasks in fewer clicks and keystrokes. A productivity tool, SQL Developer’s […]