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Category: SQL Developer

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 […]

Oracle SQL Developer and Viewing User TYPE Data

A ‘quick’ question came in this morning: “Jeff, does SQL Developer show contents of Object type columns? I’m advised not…” I wanted to say ‘Yes’ and then just run away laughing maniacally, but I thought maybe I should put together a quick example instead. So here goes. And by the way, welcome to 2013 everyone […]

Oracle SQL Developer Book?

I’m frequently asked about books for SQL Developer. There are a few out there, with the most obvious example being from former Product Manager Sue Harper. I love books, and I’m a voracious reader. But books pose a few problems in the techie space: they are out of date the day they are printed they […]

Top 10 Most Popular Oracle SQL Developer Posts of 2012

Yes, another ‘Top 10′ list is here! Yes, it’s lazy. But, I’m all about lazy, and just because it’s lazy and overdone, doesn’t mean it has no value. If you’re new here or if you have a hard time catching up with all of your favorite bloggers and news outlets, here are my most popular […]