Can’t Remember Your Keyboard Shortcuts? Try the Quick Action Panel.

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 6 Comments

Quick post today. If you want to do something, but can’t remember the keyboard sequence, or can’t find the button, try opening the Quick Action panel. It’s available under the Tools menu. It offers a few features. You can search. You can see the keyboard shortcuts. And you can activate the feature immediately by double-clicking on the item. Like, I …

Help! Where do you go for help with Oracle?

thatjeffsmith Database Stuff 9 Comments

I’m running a week long poll on Twitter. After Google, where do you go for Oracle help, first? Please answer, then RT. If 'other', please specify in your RT. — Jeff Smith 🥃 ☜ (@thatjeffsmith) October 20, 2017 The problem with Twitter is that you’re limited to only 140 characters, so I’m afraid I failed to adequately word the question. …

Version 17.3(.1!) is Now Available

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 18 Comments

We released SQL Developer version 17.3 while I was at Oracle Open World, so I didn’t have time to really blog it. Plus, we found this REALLY annoying bug. Obviously this was ‘no bueno’ – so we put out a patch. Version 17.3.1 is available now. What’s New in 17.3? Mostly bug fixes. We identified issues from 17.2 and fixed …

Opening Unshared Worksheets via the Keyboard

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 0 Comments

Customer Question: How can I open an unshared worksheet using just the keyboard? Ctrl+Shift+N on an existing worksheet is the easy answer. Customer Followup Question: But, if you’re currently ON an existing unshared worksheet, this won’t work. Then, you need to hit ALT+F10. Jeff, What is an Unshared Worksheet? An unshared worksheet is a SQL worksheet that has a dedicated …

What is the Future of Oracle SQL Developer?

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 18 Comments

In the year 2000… No, let me start over. IN the year 2017, we have Oracle SQL Developer version 17.2. It started as Project Raptor in 2005. It’s got a pretty wide and deep feature set covering these areas: PL/SQL IDE SQL editor GUI for browsing and managing database objects Ad Hoc reporting Database Design & Data Modeling Database Administration …

SQL Developer 17.2: Publish RESTful Service (GET) based on a Data Grid

thatjeffsmith ORDS, SQL Developer 0 Comments

Think building REST Services for Oracle Database is hard? Tooling around SQL Developer, browsing data, and thought to yourself, that would make a great Web Service? Now, you can quickly publish the query behind a grid to a new or existing ORDS Module. Just right-click! (well wait a second, you need ORDS installed and configured for your database. And the …

Look and Feel – Feel Free to Go Crazy

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 26 Comments

Apparently SQL Developer doesn’t look super awesome on some Windows high-resolution displays (Macs are apparently A-OK!) 4 and 5k monitors. But that’s OK – it’s fixed in Java 9, and that appears to work just fine with SQL Developer v17.2. But another question came up – how can I make SQL Developer look…different? There isn't an overall theme for all …