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Category: SQL Developer

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” […]

Oracle SQL Developer Code Reports

It’s so much more fun to watch users demo and brag about your software than it is to get up and do it yourself. For one thing, it means a lot more coming from real people than it does coming from someone PAID to talk it up. Today, about 40 of us in Raleigh/Durham watched […]

Explain Plan ‘Notes’ in Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle ACE Director, BI/data/all things cool and extraordinaire, Stewart Bryson had a bit of a complaint about our favorite tool today. He wants Explain Plans in SQL Developer to show the same notes you can see in SQL*Plus… @thatjeffsmith See… no execution… and the notes. With one little statement. pic.twitter.com/w3GYkIPaDY — Stewart Bryson (@stewartbryson) November […]

Videos: Oracle Open World 2014 SQL Developer Talks

For this year’s Open World, SQL Developer got lots and lots of love from the conference organizers and keynote speakers. I think SQL Devleoper was mentioned, demoed, or both in at least 3 of the executive keynotes. We had many successful, and FULL, hands on labs – led by the lovely Ashley Chen. And our […]

Modeling Function Based Indexes in Oracle

@thatjeffsmith Is there a way to define a function-based index in #SQLDevModeler? — Kent Graziano (@KentGraziano) October 29, 2014 Function based indexes [DOCS] have been part of Oracle Database since at least version 8. Instead of just indexing someone’s name, you could also index the values returned by a function call over that name. Example […]

Spelling is Hard, esp SYNONYMS

I don’t think the word synonym is especially hard to spell, I just think it’s hard for my fingers to type it correctly. I’ve incorrectly typed it often enough that muscle memory is working against me. I run into a lot of developers that never learned to type, which sounds weird to me – like […]

Data Modeling via Excel?

In SQL Developer if you use the Import Data feature from the main tree node, it will create a new table based on a delimited text or Excel file. We’ll look at the data and create some columns for you. In version 4.1, we’ll recognize numbers as numbers, dates as dates, and try to get […]

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 […]