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Oracle SQL Developer 4 and Auto Spec – Body Toggles

I’ve been running version 4 for so long, that I have trouble remembering if some features are new to version 4. Well, here’s a simple feature that IS new to version 4 that I think our PL/SQL friends will appreciate. Say that you’re looking at a PACKAGE SPEC member, like a FUNCTION, and I want […]

Unshared Worksheets in Oracle SQL Developer 4

My alternate title for this post was How to get the DBAs’ attention with lots and lots of connections in her database. But I decided to go with substance over style instead. Anyways, let’s talk about connections in SQL Developer for a bit – you know you need the refresher! By default, connecting to a […]

How to Compare PL/SQL and SQL in Oracle SQL Developer

This question has come up a few times recently. One person asked how to compare 2 SQL statements at Open World. In fact, they claimed if I could show them how to do it, it would make the trip to San Francisco worth every penny. Don’t be surprised they left extremely satisfied Then just yesterday, […]

Oracle SQL Developer and the Dreaded Connection Busy Message

So you’re minding your own business, doing your work, and you click in your favorite Oracle Database IDE. Do you get what you asked for? No! Instead, you are rewarded for your troubles with this puzzling and frustrating message. Abort? Try again? Busy? The Long Answer When you connect to a database in SQL Developer […]

A Few Thoughts Regarding Oracle Open World 2013

Another busy, crazy, awesome week is behind us. I’m going to call it a success, but before I completely file it away, I wanted to share a few quick thoughts, and say thanks to a few people for their continued support. Sunday SQL Developer Golden Gate Fun Run We had about 20 people show up […]

SQL Developer 4 and the Oracle Diagnostics Pack

Oracle Database Enterprise Edition customers have the option of extending their functionality set via various optional ‘packs.’ One of the most popular packs is the Oracle Diagnostics Pack. Funny, most people call it the ‘Diagnostic’ Pack, but it’s technically known as the Diagnostics Pack. Anyways, the pack includes a LOT of features. You can see […]

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Oracle SQL Developer

You think you know Oracle SQL Developer. And you probably know it better than the average user, especially if you’re a subscriber to this blog But I’m betting there’s a few key things you’ve overlooked. We’re going to fix that today! Skip Ahead to the Slideshare Version 10. We’re not the new kids on the […]

Oracle SQL Developer 4: A Tweak With Table Filter Recall

In previous versions of Oracle SQL Developer, if you start typing in the Data tab’s filter dialog on a Table Editor, SQL Developer would make suggestions for you. A few folks have asked that we not be so aggressive with the ‘help’ here. And I wholeheartedly agree. So in version 4… If You Want Help, […]

Resetting the Oracle SQL Developer Desktop in v4.0

Can’t get your SQL History or Snippets panel to open? Before version 4.0, we would frequently advise users to close SQL Developer, go into their user settings folder and delete the’windowinglayout.xml’ file and then restart SQL Developer. This would force SQL Developer to re-create the desktop view and bring everything back to the defaults. That’s […]

Oracle SQL Developer 4 Quick Hit: Search and Replace

The new editor framework provides a more interactive and rich experience when replacing text. It’s a very simple improvement, but one that I think will make you feel ‘better.’ I know that’s a subjective measurement, but I’m sticking with it. And something I talked about earlier, double-clicking on a ‘word’ in the editor will auto-find […]

Clickable Error Messages in Oracle SQL Developer v4

So you’ve got your monster script you’re running in SQL Developer and you run into some errors. Wish it were easier to jump to the line where said errors are being reported? Well in Oracle SQL Developer v4, your wish is our command. Just Click on the Highlighted Blue Error Text in the Output Panel […]