Category: Database Stuff

SQL Developer 4.1: Easier Excel Imports

The most read post on this site? ‘How to Import from Excel to Oracle with SQL Developer‘ – and it has been since I published it almost 3 years ago. People really like Excel. Or I should put it this way – Excel is the way information is shared in an organization. It makes no […]

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SQL Developer 4.1: Multi-Cursor Editing

‘Make the editor work like Sublime Text or Crimson!’ So goes the several dozen requests I get each year. Well, in version 4.1, we’ve got something I think you’ll like. It’s a bit different than column text edit modes – but it allows for the same idea, and it’s even more powerful…I think. You can […]

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SQL Developer 4.1 – Log All the Queries!

Oracle SQL Developer is a graphical user interface and integrated development environment for Oracle Database. As you can imagine, a few clicks can results in an awful lot of queries being executed on your behalf. If you don’t like this fact, you can always use a command-line interface like SQL*Plus or the new sdsql. The […]

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Java 8 on a Mac with SQL Developer 4.1

I ran into a few dramas getting SQL Developer 4.1 on my MacBook Air going earlier today. It boiled down to convincing SQL Developer to find and use the proper JDK on OS X Yosemite. So just in case it’s not me out there, here’s what I had to do. Unless you already have Java […]

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SQL Developer 4.1 – Instance Viewer

The SQL Developer team has been steadily adding features tailored to the DBA since the version 3.0 release. This steady march continues with version 4.1, which was released as an Early Adopter yesterday. Some updates…Jan 31, 2015 The DBA feature I want to talk about today is the Instance Viewer. Well, technically the window is […]

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SQL Developer Formatter: Left Aligning Columns in a SELECT

Question: I can’t figure out how to make a column list align like this (underscore = space): _SELECT_column1 ______,_column2 ______,_column3 ______,_column4 ___FROM_table The closest result that the formatter produces is: _SELECT_column1, __column2, __column3, __column4 ___FROM table where all column names start at text position 3… My answer isn’t going to be perfect, but it’s going […]

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Adding Columns to a Table in SQL Developer Data Modeler: Honor Column Order?

I have an employees table. Because it’s 1984, HR has decided we need to know Twitter handles, Facebook pages, and who knows what else. So let’s add it to our table. The dialog by default puts new columns at the bottom of the table. We’ll see why in just a moment. On a side note, […]

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A Quick Tip on Finding Data in Oracle SQL Developer

Looking at endless spreadsheets or grids of data can make one’s brain a bit fuzzy. SQL Developer makes it easy to spot the bad data you’re looking for. Hit Ctrl+F in a grid. Type your search term. If you’re going to be looking for this data going forward, check the ‘Persist Highlight’ box. So for […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Look and Feels

SQL Developer is a Java Swing desktop application – surprise! We support a native operating system ‘look and feel‘ and also ship with an Oracle look and feel (LnF). The architecture of Swing is designed so that you may change the “look and feel” (L&F) of your application’s GUI (see A Swing Architecture Overview). “Look” […]

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