Opening Unshared Worksheets via the Keyboard

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Customer Question: How can I open an unshared worksheet using just the keyboard? Ctrl+Shift+N on an existing worksheet is the easy answer. Customer Followup Question: But, if you’re currently ON an existing unshared worksheet, this won’t work. Then, you need to hit ALT+F10. Jeff, What is an Unshared Worksheet? An unshared worksheet is a SQL worksheet that has a dedicated …

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 9: You Only Need to Run One Copy at a Time

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You know that thing where you’re sitting shotgun, or the horror – in the backseat – and you notice the driver doing something that drives you crazy? For me it was my best friend in college who refused to acknowledge that his car had 4 gears. He’d never shift out of 3rd gear. Somehow I’m still sane, mostly. Well, there’s …

On SQL Developer and TNSNAMES.ORA

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Tnsnames.ora [DOCS] is a configuration file for SQL*Net that describes the network service names for the databases in your organization. Basically, it tells Oracle applications how to find your databases. This post is just a quick overview on how to get SQL Developer to ‘see’ this file and define a connection. There’s only a single prerequisite for having SQL Devleoper …

Migrating Oracle SQL Developer Connections (with Passwords!)

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So you just got your brand new machine at work. Party time, excellent*! Amazon.com Widgets And, your friendly neighborhood IT guy even moved over all of your softwares, including SQL Developer. But when you go to use it, none of your connections are there. Or maybe the connections are there, but the connection passwords ARE not. And really, who has …