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How to Reset Your SQL Developer Preferences/Settings

We store the application settings PER user. So find where your OS stores files for your OS user. These settings are stored HERE on Windows (…AppData\Roaming\SQL Developer): They are stored HERE on Macs and *NIX ($HOME\.sqldeveloper): Find the directory that corresponds with the version you are running and having problems with. Rename it. Restart SQL […]

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Discovering Foreign Keys in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Columbus didn’t exactly discover America. And we’re not really going to discover your long, lost foreign keys. But, we’ll do our best to guess where they might be. Our data modeling tool is often the bearer of bad news – your database doesn’t actually have any referential integrity defined. Oh, it’s defined somewhere, in the […]

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12c Temporal Validity Support in SQL Developer Data Modeler

Today’s question: can I design a table that takes advantage of the new Temporal Validity feature in Oracle Database 12c? Today’s answer: ‘Yes.’ In a nutshell: Temporal Validity Support lets you associate one or more valid time dimensions with a table and have data be visible depending on its time-based validity, as determined by the […]

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SQLcl: Using the new CTAS Command

How often do you need to build a new table to test something out? How often have you typed CREATE TABLE AS SELECT… If the answer to both of those question is ‘quite a bit Jeff!,’ then continue reading. In SQLcl, we have built a new command simply called ‘CTAS.’ So let’s try it out. […]

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I’m On Vacation – Go Read These Blogs Instead

I’m at the beach! But if you desire fresh SQL Developer-themed content, then you are still in great shape. Check out these blogs: The Data Warrior AKA Oracle ACE Director Kent Graziano Heli from Finland AKA Oracle ACE Director and published author Heli Helskyaho Kris Rice Colm Divilly Barry McGillin Not Enough? I have a […]

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Your Most Requested SQL Developer Demos

The team just got back from another Oracle User Group Conference, or I should say THE conference. I know most of you don’t get to go to conferences. Or have nice computers. Or use foreign keys. Or have nice things. BUT. One thing you do get to have today, is the same popular Oracle SQL […]

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Connection Filtering Across all Schema Objects

Most folks know they can filter their list of Tables. But did you know you can set a global filter across your entire connection? It’s pretty basic, but also pretty powerful: So how would this be useful? Maybe for your project or program module, you have all of the objects starting with the same prefix. […]

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Everything you ever wanted to know about the PL/SQL Debugger

This is going to be a FAQ. I get these questions all the time, and I need a place to send people when I don’t have time to live-demo. If your question isn’t below, add yours as a comment. If you want to know what the debugger is or why they might try it over […]

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