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We Want Eat, Breathe, and Live SQL

Our developer advocate team, led by Steven Feuerstein of PL/SQL fame, is looking for someone to help spread the good word – about SQL. You can read about the job here, but I thought I would throw in my two or even 3 cents on the matter. I have been evangelizing or advocating or helping […]

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SQL Developer and a 12c Magic Trick

When you start working with 12c, if you want to freak out (sorry, GRAB the attention of) your co-workers or folks attending your presentation, try this: Open a worksheet Write a simple query against a view, or a data dictionary view Mouse over the SELECT and wait… Should just take a second or so… So […]

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SQL Developer 4.1 – Log All the Queries!

Oracle SQL Developer is a graphical user interface and integrated development environment for Oracle Database. As you can imagine, a few clicks can results in an awful lot of queries being executed on your behalf. If you don’t like this fact, you can always use a command-line interface like SQL*Plus or the new sdsql. The […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 10: Compare Stuff Side By Side

We try to make comparing things easy to do. When you’re troubleshooting, you frequently need to know why A isn’t quite like B. So let’s look at a few scenarios. Execution Plans or Autotrace Runs Run a plan or autotrace. Pin it. Run another. Right-click on one, and compare with the other. Voila. Looking at […]

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Oracle Database 12c SQL Translation Framework: Fixing Bad SQL

One of the new Database 12c features is the SQL Translation Framework. Developed primarily to help customer migrate their 3rd party applications and databases to the Oracle stack, it also offers application DBAs an opportunity to substitute poorly performing SQL with their own custom SQL – without changing the application itself! Do I have your […]

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Grants Now Included in SQL Developer SQL Pages

Quickly copying objects to a new environment is easy in SQL Developer. You simply go to the object in the tree and access the SQL page. However a few of our users were complaining that we weren’t including the object privileges that had been GRANTed in the SQL script. So after re-creating the object in […]

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‘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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Don’t Try This at Home – Database Edition

Just because you can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should. Case in point, database object names. Yes, you can call a table in Oracle pretty much anything you want, including ‘TABLE.’ Using quotes allows you to do some pretty silly things like use reserved words, mixed case names, and worse. On a call […]

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Click AND Type your Queries with the Integrated Query Builder

I was perusing the SQL Developer Feature Requests Exchange and was not surprised to see this – a request to have the Query Builder disabled. My favorite (and most predictable) comment among the voters for this request is something along the lines of ‘feature totally useless for us professionals’ Let’s explore that for a second. […]

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