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Tag: PL/SQL

PL/Scope Support

The PL/SQL team is always reminding me to talk about PL/Scope. And I got to the point where I needed to remind myself, so I added this slide in all of my PL/SQL themed talks. Yet, I have apparently forgotten to blog about it. Oops. [Docs] PL/Scope is a compiler-driven tool that collects data about […]

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Debugging PL/SQL Collections Revisited

I talked about using the debugger to inspect a collection in PL/SQL using SQL Developer a few years ago. It’s been so long in fact that when Steven asked if I had a post on it, I said ‘no.’ We had gotten a question from a reader on how to look at collections while you’re […]

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Click vs Type…Again.

This might sound preachy, but it’s mostly not intentional, mostly. You might really enjoy the flexibility of the PL/SQL APIs the database provides for things like Resource management, the Scheduler, Data Pump. You might even have memorized the PL/SQL function/proc names and arguments required to create a job, or change up a resource. But do […]

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Just another GIF: Debugging PL/SQL

Start a debug session…step over some code…look at a variable…run to a breakpoint…investigate the data in a PL/SQL table…step into another program…check out the callstack. Just another day in animated GIFs and showing you what SQL Developer is capable of. If you’re curious or want more info, hit the ‘debug’ link at the end of […]

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More on XML Extensions in Oracle SQL Developer

I’ve written a few posts on this subject… Intro to Extensions Adding Synonym Support with Extensions Adding an Error page for Views with an Extension Also, there’s two VERY nice resources for you that I recommend: My predecessor Sue Harper talks extensions in Oracle Magazine Mike Smithers has an exhaustive blog post on adding context […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Code Reports

It’s so much more fun to watch users demo and brag about your software than it is to get up and do it yourself. For one thing, it means a lot more coming from real people than it does coming from someone PAID to talk it up. Today, about 40 of us in Raleigh/Durham watched […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 20: See, Click, Goto Error Messages

This question comes up very frequently: Why can’t I see my compilation errors when I’m working with PL/SQL? Because you are either: using the wrong editor, or not asking to see the errors SQL Developer is the PL/SQL IDE for the database. So we obviously need to have those ‘fancy’ IDE features like a debugger, […]

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Oracle SQL Developer 4 and Auto Spec – Body Toggles

I’ve been running version 4 for so long, that I have trouble remembering if some features are new to version 4. Well, here’s a simple feature that IS new to version 4 that I think our PL/SQL friends will appreciate. Say that you’re looking at a PACKAGE SPEC member, like a FUNCTION, and I want […]

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