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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 9: You Only Need to Run One Copy at a Time

You know that thing where you’re sitting shotgun, or the horror – in the backseat – and you notice the driver doing something that drives you crazy? For me it was my best friend in college who refused to acknowledge that his car had 4 gears. He’d never shift out of 3rd gear. Somehow I’m […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 8: Use the Cart to Build Deployment Scripts

Let’s say you have some objects you need to quickly create somewhere else. And you want to it such that it can be scripted/scheduled. I am using the Cart right now to build out a demo environment for folks that want to show off some SQL Developer features. For instance, I’m building a ‘shopping list’ […]

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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 […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 3: Syntax Highlighting

Someone asked the other day, ‘how can I make tables show up in blue?’ In the preferences, find the ‘PLSQL Identifier’ entry in the PL/SQL Syntax Colors entry, and set it to whatever color you’d like. Another example… Grammar Squiggles, They’re Hard to See Sometimes This time, look for the ‘Disconnected Join Graph’ entry. One […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 2: NLS Parameters

This might be the most important set of preferences in Oracle SQL Developer. The settings on this page directly impact how your queries run and the results they return. One of the most curious and fun to debug questions I get from users is something along the lines of… Why does my query return X […]

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Oracle SQL Developer: Code on Demand

I’ve recently spent a few hours debugging some user defined reports. A post on how to add trace/disconnect context menus to a session report required that I figure out what session my worksheet was running under. The code was easy… SELECT SYS_CONTEXT (’USERENV’, ‘SID’) FROM DUAL; …but I’m lazy. So this: The Setup Open your […]

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Non-English Character Display in Oracle SQL Developer

I get a variation on this question at least once a week, if not more frequently. I’m from Israel, and the language on the databases is Hebrew. When I use the old and deprecated SQL*Plus (windows rich client) I can see the hebrew clearly, when I use the latest SQL Developer, I get gibberish. This […]

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SQL Developer Quick Tip: Running Scripts off the Web

Did you know you can run SQL*Plus type scripts directly from the web? Now, I’m going to assume the following: You know, trust, and have tested these scripts You don’t assume that everything on the Internet is true That Tim doesn’t think I’m trying to suck up to him, much So, in a SQL Worksheet, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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