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4.2 Tweak, Working with Views

Someone said we should make the view source searchable, and that we should show any errors on a view. Actually, it might have been a few dozen of you. A reader reminded me that we actually implemented this in v4.2. Code Outline I’ll go into more depth here next week when I’m back from Open […]

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SQL Developer 4.1: Multi-Cursor Editing

‘Make the editor work like Sublime Text or Crimson!’ So goes the several dozen requests I get each year. Well, in version 4.1, we’ve got something I think you’ll like. It’s a bit different than column text edit modes – but it allows for the same idea, and it’s even more powerful…I think. You can […]

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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 […]

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Quick Outline: Navigating Your PL/SQL Packages in Oracle SQL Developer

If you’re browsing your packages using the Connections panel, you have a nice tree navigator to click around your packages and your variable, procedure, and functions. But What if you drill into your PL/SQL source from the worksheet and don’t have the Tree expanded? Let’s say you’re working on your script, something like – So […]

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SQL Developer Database Diff – Compare Objects From Multiple Schemas

Ever wonder why Database Diff isn’t called Schema Diff? One reason is because SQL Developer actually allows you to select objects from more than one schema in the ‘Source’ connection for compares. Now, before you get around to testing this – as you should never believe what I say, trust but verify – two things […]

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How To Block Select Text in Oracle SQL Developer

This drove me nuts for a few minutes, so I figure you might need help too. That probably explains why you had to Google ‘Block Select’ and wound up here. Here is what you want: There’s No Trick, But You Do Have to Enable It The default behavior is to do a normal ‘wrapping’ selection […]

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