7 Ways to Avoid SELECT * FROM Queries in SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 8 Comments

I said there were 8 ways to avoid using SELECT * FROM queries in SQL Developer – but I didn’t actually count them. So let’s do that now. @MarkusHohloch @tobias_arnhold there's about 8 ways to get columns to your query — OracleSQLDeveloper (@OracleSQLDev) November 23, 2016 But wait, what’s wrong with SELECT * FROM queries? you don’t need all the …

Case Closed: lower, InitCAP, UPPER, And Stuff

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 9 Comments

Best practice for code readability dictates that your keywords should always be in: insert your preferred style here __________. Here’s a Twitter poll I’m running if you want to personally weigh in: Do you agree? Best coding practices dictate uppercase identifiers? https://t.co/WhOZvL2Bmv — Jeff Smith ☜ (@thatjeffsmith) March 16, 2016 So even if we can’t all agree on what’s best, …

Oracle SQL Developer Code Insight Syntax Examples

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There really are times your tool is smarter than you are. Thank you #SQLDev Code Insight for listing syntax examples. @thatjeffsmith — Amy Caldwell (@amyccaldwell) August 7, 2014 In fairness to Amy, I don’t think SQL Developer is ‘smarter.’ I think it just has faster access to the Oracle Docs than she does. And SQL Developer won’t ask for help. …

Four Oracle SQL Developer Preferences You Should Know

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 18 Comments

In an earlier blog post I listed my ‘Top 10 Preferences to Tweak…’ Instead of amending that to Top 14, I wanted to give a fresh and updated take on some features that directly impact productivity and data quality. After doing three customer calls in three consecutive days, I realized I was spending a lot of time on these preferences …