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Category: SQL Developer

Adding Common Columns to Tables via Templates and Transformation Scripts

In Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler, you can create a table in your relational design that stores columns that you want to be added to all of your other tables. Call it, ‘table_template.’ Now call the transformation script. Tools > Design Rules & Transformations > Transformations. Before After These are cool, but they don’t belong […]

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Generating Object DDL Scripts with Drop Statements

Is there a way for SQL Developer to generate a DROP statement when exporting the DDL for a table? Yes. The drop preference will be applied when generating the DDL for scripting purposes, but not for the table editor. So to get the table CREATE DDL script with a DROP TABLE command, right-click on your […]

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How to Share Reports

Reports are one of my favorite features. If you don’t use them in SQL Developer, please read this. The user interface for user defined reports is very simple in SQL Developer. Maybe even, too simple? Sometimes I tell folks to save and/or copy their reports around. And it’s not exactly apparent how to do this […]

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SQL Developer: Wearing of the Green

In honor of today’s holiday, a hat tip to our Irish friends! Spot the places I’ve configured SQL Developer to show green I can spot 7 different spots in the above screenshot where I have configured SQL Developer or manipulated the output to show the color green.

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SQL Developer Data Modeler Screenshots

I’ve taken a TON of screenshots of both SQL Developer products to demonstrate features. I was playing around with Flickr to see if there was a better way to re-purpose this content other places. Here’s what that COULD look like. I have a few hundred more to add to this photo album. This is just […]

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Why Is My SQL Slow & Go Faster Features

Yesterday I made my first presentation ever at the annual Hotsos conference. The topic: “All of the Performance Tuning Features in SQL Developer.” It went pretty well, and I’d like to share those slides now with y’all: Tuning & Diagnostics Features in Oracle SQL Developer from Jeff Smith Easier to Read Autotrace Execution Plans Apparently […]

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Reporting Quick Tip: Dial Gauges

Everyone likes pictures. I would never create a report that didn’t have at least one chart in it. You just can’t risk busy people glancing at your reports and not coming away with the key information you’re trying to impart. We have lots of chart types in SQL Developer – 50+ in version 4.0. But […]

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Introducing our Weekly Oracle Database Development Web Series

Hi, I’m Jeff Smith. You might remember be from such self-help videos as “Code is Self-Documenting”, and “We Let the End Users Test Our Code.” Thanks for humoring me as I pay tribute to one of my favorite comedians, Phil Hartman as Troy McClure on The Simpsons…but I digress. Starting this week (Wednesday, February 25th!) […]

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A Quick 4.1 Trick: SET SQLFORMAT

One of your favorite SQL Developer ‘tricks’ is the ability to pre-format query output. So instead of getting standard output back, maybe you want query results to come back as CSV. But using that requires you to add code to your existing SQLs. Maybe instead it would be cool to set the overall script output […]

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Stop Doing That! – In Oracle SQL Developer

One of the coolest bits of The Matrix, was the ability for the main characters to ‘download’ new skills or objects into their virtual reality. Like Neo could learn Kung-Fu with a simple button click. Today, I want all of you to take the (Oracle) Red Pill, and download your SQLDev knowledge pack. These are […]

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Oracle SQLcl Slidedeck: Overview of our new command line interface

This is a similar version of the content I presented to some internal folks here at Oracle last week. I thought you might enjoy it as well. I’ve ‘optimized’ it for Slideshare – meaning that there are NO animated GIFs, which is sad, but it does read better this way. There’s a YouTube video inside […]

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