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On SQL Developer and TNSNAMES.ORA

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 […]

Migrating Oracle SQL Developer Connections (with Passwords!)

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 […]

Unshared Worksheets in Oracle SQL Developer 4

My alternate title for this post was How to get the DBAs’ attention with lots and lots of connections in her database. But I decided to go with substance over style instead. Anyways, let’s talk about connections in SQL Developer for a bit – you know you need the refresher! By default, connecting to a […]

Oracle SQL Developer and the Dreaded Connection Busy Message

So you’re minding your own business, doing your work, and you click in your favorite Oracle Database IDE. Do you get what you asked for? No! Instead, you are rewarded for your troubles with this puzzling and frustrating message. Abort? Try again? Busy? The Long Answer When you connect to a database in SQL Developer […]

Ever Run a Truncate, Drop, or Delete in the Wrong Database?

Hurts, doesn’t it? And tools make it so easy to do this. Even though your tool probably reminds you where you’re at, your brain often just starts running after the next task. And usually your fingers are even a few steps ahead of your brain. And then you get into trouble. All because you’re trying […]