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Are Invisible Columns Really Invisible?

Today’s question: How are invisible columns treated with DESC, INFO and the GUI equivalent? Super quick, an INVISIBLE column is one that the user doesn’t see. They won’t be able to access it unless they know about it. Security by obscurity? No. Tom Kyte shows a few examples of the features usefulness, especially when adding […]

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SQLcl Commands: Info & Info+ – The New DESC?

We put out a HUGE update for our new SQL*Plus-style command line interface for Oracle Database. Forget how to install it, or how to connect: see the movie! Things that people really like to do in SQL Developer is pull up the object browsers to quickly see the things that a simple DESC doesn’t show. […]

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More Column Copy Tricks in Oracle SQL Developer

I normally don’t blog on Sundays. But I was going through our Exchange, triaging your enhancement requests, and I found one that is ALREADY in the product. Actually I found a dozen or so that are already in the product, but I thought I’d talk about this one in particular. From Describe (Shift-F4) allow “Copy […]

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Floating Panels and Describe Windows in Oracle SQL Developer

One of the challenges I face as I try to share tips about our software is that I tend to assume there are features that you just ‘know about.’ Either they’re so intuitive that you MUST know about them, or it’s a feature that I’ve been using for so long I forget that others may […]

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