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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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How much time to do you spend debugging database application problems? Probably more time than you want. How much of that time is spent capturing the SQL that is being submitted by your application to the database? I’m going to guess that it’s a significant amount. Asssuming you have access to production (or a test […]

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On Real-Time SQL Monitoring and the /*+MONITOR*/ Hint

Oracle 11gR1 Enterprise Edition with the Diagnostic and Tuning packs has a very compelling new feature, Real-Time SQL Monitoring. Oracle thinks enough of the feature that it was highlighted prominently in whitepaper by ACE Directory Arup Nanda titled “Oracle Database 11g: The Top Features for DBAs and Developers” (read it here) Long story short: Too […]

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Database Driver’s License

Do you just hand your keys to whoever wants access to your car or your house? Why do so with your database? Just because someone wants to look at ‘your’ data, doesn’t mean you have to let them in without asking a few questions, right? While the person won’t be driving your car, they’ll be […]

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