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Tag: 4.0

Resetting the Oracle SQL Developer Desktop in v4.0

Can’t get your SQL History or Snippets panel to open? Before version 4.0, we would frequently advise users to close SQL Developer, go into their user settings folder and delete the’windowinglayout.xml’ file and then restart SQL Developer. This would force SQL Developer to re-create the desktop view and bring everything back to the defaults. That’s [...]

Oracle SQL Developer 4 Quick Hit: Search and Replace

The new editor framework provides a more interactive and rich experience when replacing text. It’s a very simple improvement, but one that I think will make you feel ‘better.’ I know that’s a subjective measurement, but I’m sticking with it. And something I talked about earlier, double-clicking on a ‘word’ in the editor will auto-find [...]

Clickable Error Messages in Oracle SQL Developer v4

So you’ve got your monster script you’re running in SQL Developer and you run into some errors. Wish it were easier to jump to the line where said errors are being reported? Well in Oracle SQL Developer v4, your wish is our command. Just Click on the Highlighted Blue Error Text in the Output Panel [...]

Oracle SQL Developer v4.0: Breadcrumbs

Hansel and Gretel are in the forest and don’t want to get lost, so Gretel leaves a trail of white pebbles to mark their way. In future adaptations of this Bros. Grimm story, the white pebbles have become ‘breadcrumbs.’ So what does this have to do with SQL Developer? When working with large bits of [...]

DB DOC Enhancements for Oracle SQL Developer v4

One of our more popular features is ‘DB Doc.’ It’s like JAVADOC for the database. Pick a connection, right-click, and go. It will generate an HTML documentation set for that schema. For version 4, we’ve introduced a few enhancements based on user requests. That’s right, you asked, and we listened. Added support for Package Bodies [...]

What’s New in Oracle SQL Developer v4.0 Webcast

You may have noticed a few posts lately where I’m talking about new and improved features in SQL Developer version 4.0. You may have also been too busy to read all of them. For shame! But that’s OK. I’ll be doing a webcast with ODTUG on Tuesday, August 20 at NOON Eastern Time. When I’m [...]

Floating Editors in Oracle SQL Developer v4

Working on a table? Maybe you need to investigate the stats while you also browse some data. But this is a BIG table. You know how to do the ‘split document trick,’ but that’s not quite cutting it. You need more screen real estate. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could drag that table viewer [...]

SQL Developer v4 Quick Hit: Split Worksheets

One of the cooler features SQL Developer offers is the ‘split document.’ If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please take 90 seconds and read this short post first. Ok, well that worked well for pretty much every type of editor in SQL Developer save one – the SQL Worksheet. Let’s say you wanted [...]

Reporting Enhancements for Oracle SQL Developer v4

This feature is going to be hard to cover in a single post, but I’m going to try anyway. The Reports interface received performance improvements, a few tweaks to make them easier to build, a slew of new charting options, and more visual control to tweak. Oh, it’s also available via the command-line interface. Let’s [...]

Explain Plan and Autotrace Enhancements in Oracle SQL Developer 4

“Explain Plans are useless.” Yikes. Really? Don’t we spend all day looking at execution plans? To clarify, I would say that explain plans could be useless. If you do an Explain, you’re actually looking at a theoretical plan, not the ‘actual’ plan. From the docs: With the query optimizer, execution plans can and do change [...]

Preserving Line Breaks in Oracle SQL Developer 4

Ugly code, we all write it. I don’t mean bad code either, just hard to read code. Developers who haven’t figured out how to use the TAB and ENTER keys – what’s up with that? — and why is Jeff talking to himself in his Seinfeld voice again? So one of the features in SQL [...]

Semantic Analysis Info Tips in Oracle SQL Developer 4.0

A new feature in Oracle SQL Developer version 4.0 offers to address grammatical issues with your SQL statements. We call these indicators ‘Semantic Analysis Info Tips.’ The easiest way to see one of these ‘tips’ is to try out your favorite sql statement in a worksheet: Accessing the ‘Tip’ Place your mouse over the red [...]

Oracle SQL Developer 4.0 Is Finally Here

So go download it. I’m at the beach this week, not working. Mostly. I’ll be talking about our newest addition to the family, pretty much non-stop, starting next week and stopping when version.NEXT is released. You have plenty to look forward to For now, just a few points: We’re not distributing the JDK on Windows [...]