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Category: SQL Developer

Why Can’t I See My Tables in Oracle SQL Developer?

Because you don’t have any tables. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you don’t actually ‘OWN’ any tables. What you mostly likely DO have are SYNONYMS that point to tables in a application schema. When you log on to Oracle, you are seeing this: The solution is simple! Enable Synonym Support […]

Locks and Killing Sessions in Oracle SQL Developer

Getting the Windows ‘busy’ hourglass cursor is sure to raise anyone’s blood pressure. Sometimes you’re left there waiting because a resource you’re attempting to access is already being used by someone else. So you get to WAIT. You are being BLOCKED because what you want is LOCKED. How can you see what the hold-up is? […]

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler: Using Displays…

…to Create Alternate Visual Presentations of your Diagrams Your data model tells a story, and we all learn as small children that the best stories have pictures – the more the better! There’s a reason I try to always have at least one picture in my blog posts – even adults are easily distracted. We […]

Synching your Oracle SQL Developer Data Model with the Database

So you’ve been working on your data model, and you’re wondering how far ‘out of whack’ it is with the production or development database instance. Sometimes folks manage to compile changes into the database, bypassing your design process and rules. If you’re wondering how to compare 2 models instead of your model with the database, […]

How to Plug vi into Oracle SQL Developer

Love vi? Prefer emacs? Want the power of the 80′s added to Oracle SQL Developer? You can do that via our External Tools feature. And you can even have SQL Developer throw over your open file into vi, edit it, save it, and refresh the buffer in the worksheet to reflect the file changes. Here’s […]

Oracle SQL Developer Quick Hit: Paren Matching

Today’s Question: Does anyone know of an editor (or program) that will match beginning and ending parentheses in sql and highlight an ending paren that is missing? It just so happens that I do know of such an amazing editor or program I’ll let the pictures do the talking for me this afternoon: Matched Parens […]

A SQL Developer Primer: Open a New Worksheet

The Worksheet in Oracle SQL Developer is your primary interface for writing and running your SQL and PL/SQL code. As you can imagine, I’ve already written quite a bit about how the worksheet ‘works’. Today I want to spend just a few moments explaining the two different buttons for launching a new worksheet. With a […]

A SQL Developer Primer: Glossary of Terms

Technical folks have a tendency to assume everyone is familiar with the words, abbreviations, acronyms, etc. that they causally throw out in conversations and the written word. This is one of many things that can intimidate or dissuade the new folks from being able to participate in the conversation. I don’t want that to happen […]