Category: General

SQL Developer: I’m Looking at a Record, How Do I Edit It?

You’re doing some data clean-up, or maybe you’re just trying to answer a business question for a user, and you notice the data doesn’t look quite right. You want to click in that ‘(null)’ cell and tell the world that Tyler and Perry composed that song! But, we’re in a query result set, and not […]

Querying Your Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Designs

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler has a multi-user repository that makes it very easy to control and version changes to your data models and designs. However, it’s stored in a Subversion (think files) repository. Many of our users are accustomed to having EVERYTHING stored in the database. And when something is in a database, then […]

Monitoring Scripts as They Execute in Oracle SQL Developer

Interesting question from the forums: I’m doing multiple Inserts on a table using a script file (.sql) in SQL Developer. Since it has a lot of statements, I would like to check the progress of it somewhere in the application window. But I don’t see any progress of lines being displayed anywhere. The focus simply […]

Ever Run a Truncate, Drop, or Delete in the Wrong Database?

Hurts, doesn’t it? And tools make it so easy to do this. Even though your tool probably reminds you where you’re at, your brain often just starts running after the next task. And usually your fingers are even a few steps ahead of your brain. And then you get into trouble. All because you’re trying […]

Die! Or How to Cancel Queries in Oracle SQL Developer

I’m not sure why, but it appears many of you wish you could take back your SQL queries. It’s like that one time you posted that picture on Facebook and immediately (3 days later) you realized it wasn’t a great career move. Maybe that data you asked for wasn’t going to be that helpful if […]

SQL Developer: Preferences for Delimited Text Exports

Yes, it’s true. Some people export their data to formats other than Excel. Another popular format is ‘delimited,’ where fields are defined by a delimiter. The most famous of these is CSV, a comma separated values file. So your data can be read by another program quite easily because it knows where one field stops […]

Oracle Developers Should Go to ODTUG’s KScope

I promised @oraclenerd that I’d make a video talking about why I thought KScope was a ‘must-attend’ event for all Oracle developers, but my web cam is acting up. In the meantime, here’s a quick plug for my favorite independent Oracle conference! Full Disclaimer: I’m speaking at KScope. When I talk about how awesome the […]

Oracle SQL Developer: Database Object Shortcuts?

An interesting question popped up on the forum, and I thought I’d share my ‘answer’ with you folks. I figure this is something a lot of folks do several hundred times a day – pulling up a frequently used database objects in the browser. The question: Is there a way to define a shortcut to […]

Oracle SQL Developer: What’s Next?

Software development never really stops. The development cycle is truly a circle. Once a release is ready, the developers don’t go on break awaiting orders. There’s always the next sprocket to build or widget to refactor. And so comes one of the best parts of my job: helping figure out what those widgets and sprockets […]