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How to Share Reports

Reports are one of my favorite features. If you don’t use them in SQL Developer, please read this. The user interface for user defined reports is very simple in SQL Developer. Maybe even, too simple? Sometimes I tell folks to save and/or copy their reports around. And it’s not exactly apparent how to do this […]

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Reporting Quick Tip: Dial Gauges

Everyone likes pictures. I would never create a report that didn’t have at least one chart in it. You just can’t risk busy people glancing at your reports and not coming away with the key information you’re trying to impart. We have lots of chart types in SQL Developer – 50+ in version 4.0. But […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Reporting 101

150 of my closest friends, or some random people on the Internet, joined me today while we talked all about SQL Developer’s reporting feature. Did you miss it? If so, I’m guessing you’re not a member of ODTUG. They put on free webcasts for everyone in the Oracle technology space. If you’re a member, you […]

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How To Add Custom Actions To Your User Reports

I’ve shown you and more than a few customers how to customize your Monitor Sessions page/report. If you need a refresher, that’s here. But basically it comes down to this: Copy the report from the Database Administration section of the Reports panel Paste it to the User Defined Reports section Edit to your heart’s delight […]

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Oracle SQL Developer’s Best Kept Secret: Reports

The feature that everyone knows about yet does not use? That would be the reports. I say that everyone knows about them because we throw them in your face..at least in terms of the user interface. It’s feature prominently next to where you see your database connections and objects. Yet, when I ask a room […]

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Reporting Enhancements for Oracle SQL Developer v4

This feature is going to be hard to cover in a single post, but I’m going to try anyway. The Reports interface received performance improvements, a few tweaks to make them easier to build, a slew of new charting options, and more visual control to tweak. Oh, it’s also available via the command-line interface. Let’s […]

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SQL Developer 4.0 and the Command Line Interface (CLI)

SQL Developer has had a command-line interface of sorts. The primary use cases were for formatting files and running unit tests. However, we wanted to expand the support to include things like generating Carts and running reports. Instead of just creating a few more one-off interfaces, we kind of started over and built a new […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Report: Tables By DataType

When I’m doing demonstrations of Oracle SQL Developer, I’m frequently asked about our support for datatypes like XML, BLOBS, Timestamp, etc. When I’m put on the spot like that, I have a tendency to forget that I already have tables setup for this. So I end up writing a query to find a table that […]

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Including BLOB images in your PDF Reports

You have data and lots of it. Some of this data includes images. You store them in your Oracle tables as Binary Large Objects (BLOBs.) You build reports using Oracle SQL Developer. Now you want to make those images in your tables available to your reports, and more importantly, to the end users reading said […]

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Substitution Variables & HTML Reports in SQL Developer

Martin asks – I am searching for any method to pass any table name to a sql statement in a self-written report. My initial response was to quote Lewis’ article in Oracle Magazine where he discusses bind variables, Making the Most of Oracle Developer Reports. So binds work, but what about SQL*Plus Substitution Variables? You’ve […]

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How To Build A Report with Multiple Children

I was asked recently if SQL Developer supported multiple children reports. The answer is ‘yes’, and here is a post showing how to achieve this. First I need to clarify the answer a bit. Reports have a ‘master’ record set. These records can be used to ‘look up’ related records in a ‘detail’ set. This […]

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