How To Add Custom Actions To Your User Reports

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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 But. Some of you have …

SQL Developer 4.0 and the Command Line Interface (CLI)

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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 CLI from scratch. Random Observation: …

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler: What Tables Aren’t In At Least One SubView?

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Organizing your data model makes the information easier to consume. One of the organizational tools provided by Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is the ‘SubView.’ In a nutshell, a SubView is a subset of your model. The Challenge: I’ve just created a model which represents my entire ____________ application. We’ll call it ‘residential lending.’ Instead of having all 100+ tables …

Querying Your Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Designs

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Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler has a multi-user repository that makes it very easy to control and version changes to your data models and designs. However, it’s stored in a Subversion (think files) repository. Many of our users are accustomed to having EVERYTHING stored in the database. And when something is in a database, then it can be accessed via …

Exporting Table Column Comments to Excel using Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

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I love it when I get product and technology questions from our users. More often than not, it leads to me citing a blog post on the subject, or even better, inspires new writing material. And that’s the case for today’s post: Is there an easy way to fake the search tool into getting all the tables in a design …

SQL Developer Data Modeler v3.3 Early Adopter: Collaborative Design via Excel?

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As you may have heard last week, we have a new version of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler now available as an Early Adopter release. Version 3.3 has quite a few new features and I’ll be previewing them here. Today’s topic is our new Excel integration. It builds off of last week’s lesson: Search, so you may want to go …

Database Diff Enhancements in Oracle SQL Developer v3.2

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In the current issue of Oracle Magazine, I have an article that discusses how to copy and compare Oracle objects using Oracle SQL Developer. ‘Make the Easy Move‘ was written using Oracle SQL Developer v3.1. As you know, version 3.2 was released several weeks ago, and one of the significant changes included was an update to the Database Diff feature. …