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Category: SQL Developer

Debugging PL/SQL Collections Revisited

I talked about using the debugger to inspect a collection in PL/SQL using SQL Developer a few years ago. It’s been so long in fact that when Steven asked if I had a post on it, I said ‘no.’ We had gotten a question from a reader on how to look at collections while you’re […]

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Shopping for CSV with SQL Developer’s Cart

A friend of mine asked how he could generate CSV for 40 Oracle tables in Oracle SQL Developer. He could of course use Tools > Database Export to accomplish this. But, it was always the same 40 tables. And using the object picker in the wizard can get tedious, especially if it’s the same 40 […]

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Oracle SQL Developer 101: The Very Basics

We spend a lot of time here talking about tips, tricks, and cool things that you might have missed. These posts generally all assume you’ve been around the Oracle Database block. But many of the folks that ultimately end up here, have NEVER touched an Oracle Database before. This post is for you. You have […]

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Oracle SQLcl, Why?

Oracle SQL*Plus has been around since 1985. It does what it does, and it does it well. SQL Developer has been around since 2006. It’s become the de facto IDE and GUI for the Database. There was an opportunity to build something new that could take the command line interface and enhance it to meet […]

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Charting Values over Time in a SQL Developer Report

Today’s post is courtesy of this question from a reader: Can the SQLDeveloper Report/Chart feature create a line chart where x contains date/time and y the values to be plotted? The answer is ‘Yes!’ I’m going to use HR.EMPLOYEES to give me my data. I start with… SELECT Hire_date, Salary FROM Hr.Employees ORDER BY Salary […]

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Multiple Ways to Edit in SQLcl

If you know how to edit your code in SQL*Plus, you already know how to do it in SQLcl. But I get asked this a lot, do you support EDIT? Do you support CHANGE? And what does SQLcl offer over those? So let’s tackle the old and then the new… C/Old/New SQL*Plus has the C[HANGE] […]

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Showing TYPE’d Column Values in SQL Developer

Someone on the innerwebs asked how to show the data inside their user defined TYPE’d column in a table when querying it with SQL Developer. Here’s their code: CREATE OR REPLACE TYPE ANSCHRIFT_T AS OBJECT (STRASSE CHAR(12), HAUSNR CHAR(3));   CREATE TABLE VERTRETER(V_NR NUMBER(4) PRIMARY KEY, ANSCHRIFT ANSCHRIFT_T);   INSERT INTO VERTRETER VALUES (1, ANSCHRIFT_T(’TESTWEG’,’14’)); […]

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Aligning Objects in your Data Modeler Diagrams

Kris (no, not THAT Kris) asks… Is there some sort of ruler that is built into this software? If not, is there some way to select a table and then specify X and Y coordinates so that I can top left align all of the diagrams that I’m creating. Currently, I am zooming in and […]

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