SQLcl – Setting Up the Formatter

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 0 Comments

Just because you’re in a command line interface doesn’t mean you’re stuck with ugly code! Wait, if it’s my code, you’re stuck with ugly code. But if it’s YOUR code, then you’re not stuck with poorly formatted code. You can of course use the FORMAT command to format what’s in a file or in the SQLcl buffer. I don’t like …

Updated SQLcl: 2 New Commands, Bug Fixes, and 12cR2 Oh My!

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 11 Comments

You have a new version of SQLcl to download this morning. Lots and lots of bug fixes – again, thanks everyone in the community for providing feedback so we can make continuous improvements. A few things of note: Two New Commands They do pretty much what you’d expect. You’ll also notice something new on startup/connects if you’re using a ‘local’ …

PL/Scope in Oracle Database 12c Release 2 and Oracle SQL Developer

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PL/Scope is one of my favorite features. It answers SO many questions. Where am I declaring this, where am I calling that, when am I referencing something? And, I can get this information automatically, without hitting the big, fat SOURCE data dictionary views. I’ve talked about this previously… …BUT, PL/SCope didn’t help me with tracking the SQL I used in …

Where did all these files come from?

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A friend, let’s call her ‘Helen’ for the sake of this post, texted me the other day, wondering why she had all these dozens/hundreds (?) of files in her Windows home directory. She was confused. Where did they come from? Were they safe to delete? I asked her what they were called, and the filename sounded VERY MUCH like what …