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Category: Database Stuff

How Do I Switch Tools and Start Using SQL Developer?

So you have decided to give Oracle SQL Developer a try. You’ve been working with Oracle for 15+ years, and you’re a bit set in your ways. But not THAT set in your ways. Want some advice for getting started in SQL Developer? Here goes… Go cold turkey. Put down your other tool(s). Pick up […]

Oracle SQL Developer and Docking Panels

While at Open World, I noticed Oracle ACE Director Heli‘s desktop was setup very nicely for working with the Data Modeler. I asked if I could share it with you all, and she graciously agreed. So how do you get the panels to dock where you want them to in SQL Developer? By the way, […]

SQL Developer Reports: Reference Lines in Charts

The ubiquitous HR.EMPLOYEES table – how many different ways can we look at this data? How much money people make, by department? By reading the column comments, we know that HR.EMPLOYEES.SALARY is “Monthly salary of the employee. Must be greater than zero (enforced by constraint emp_salary_min)” So let’s chart that. This charts the data we […]

30 Posts in 30 Days: The Reckoning

For the month of September 2014, I published a SQL Developer tip each day. September has 30 days, so that equated to 30 posts. Now normally, I post anywhere from 1-3 posts a week. Going from that to 7 days a week meant a few things: posts were going to be shorter – especially on […]

Day 27: Oracle Open World

The crazy starts tomorrow. Most of you won’t be here. But. You can get the software being used to demo everything this week. The Developer Day VirtualBox image has been updated as of yesterday. The biggest update is that it has 12.1.0.2 of the database on it. All that In-Memory awesomeness No pics today, I’m […]

30 SQL Developer Posts in 30 Days, Day 23: Invalid Objects

A forum question today reminded me that I’ve never talked about dealing with your broken Oracle database objects in SQL Developer. So let’s take care of that in today’s post. Browsing Show me EVERYTHING that is broken Run the report. Optionally provide a schema to filter the report, the default is to show the entire […]