Tag: formatting

‘Forcing’ Line Breaks in Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle SQL Developer is at its heart, an Interactive Development Environment (IDE.) So it comes with the territory that developers should expect to be able to write good code quickly. One of the many code ‘helpers’ that a good IDE will provide is a Formatter. Formatters, or code beautifiers as they’re also known, take poorly […]

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How To: Configure TABs in SQL Developer

As often happens, my ideas for blog posts are provided by end users asking for help. Sometimes I know the answer, sometimes I don’t. This is one of the latter cases. Chet AKA @oraclenerd asked me: ‘Tell me how to find the preference in sqldev to make a tab 2 spaces?’ I knew it had […]

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SQL Developer Quick Tip – Leading Comma Formatting

Some folks find this hard to read [sql] SELECT a, b, c, d, e FROM table; [/sql] If your computed column code or column names are very long, they’ll often trail off the edge of the viewable screen. If you’re missing a comma somewhere, you’re bound to run up against an ORA-. You want to […]

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