Migrating Oracle SQL Developer Connections (with Passwords!)

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 63 Comments

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 …

SQL Developer: Preferences for Delimited Text Exports

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 17 Comments

Yes, it’s true. Some people export their data to formats other than Excel. Another popular format is ‘delimited,’ where fields are defined by a delimiter. The most famous of these is CSV, a comma separated values file. So your data can be read by another program quite easily because it knows where one field stops and the next begins. A …

File Logging with SQL Developer v3.1

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 6 Comments

I’m lazy. If I can drive a screw with my cordless drill in 5 seconds vs 60 seconds, but have to walk to the garage to get it, I’ll pick the drill over the screwdriver every time. Probably because after I’m finished with that screw, my foreman will walk over and decide she wants the wall ornament moved a few …

Introducing the SQL Developer ‘Shopping’ Cart

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 26 Comments

Just in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season, SQL Developer v3.1 (now available as an Early Adopter release), allows the developer or DBA to build ad-hoc deployment scripts. Need to ‘order’ that list of objects and underlying data for your test environment? Just add them to your cart and you’re ready for check-out! Once connected to 1 or more …