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SQL Developer Data Modeler, Pending Changes & Versioning

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler supports the one-gal design boutique shoppe and the mega-huge development team. It HAS a file-based repository (Subversion aka SVN.) You don’t have to use it, but you should. You can optionally store your designs and data dictionaries in a database for reporting purposes. I strongly recommend you do so. If […]

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SQL Developer version 4.1 Feature Recap

We’ve been working on version 4.1 since last Fall, and I’ve been blogging about the new stuff all the while. In case you missed it, we officailly released version 4.1 yesterday Here’s a quick index of all of those version 4.1 posts you may have missed: SET SQLFORMAT command and a new formatter, JSON a […]

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Oracle SQL Developer version 4.1 is Now Available

Oracle SQL Developer version 4.1 is now available. So is SQL Developer Database Modeler version 4.1. And so is Oracle REST Data Services version 3.0. Java Requirements For SQL Developer Java 8 is now supported. It’s also required. If you need to, you can install Java 8 without removing Java 7 and ‘breaking’ your other […]

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A Quick Hit on Database Auditing Support

View – DBA – Security – Auditing A user asked how to use SQL Developer to audit user XYZ. And to be honest, it’s not really set up to work that way. You define operations or objects you want audited. Any user that does XYZ to object ABC will get logged. There’s an exception to […]

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Quick Hit: Number of Rows Returned By a Query

Question: How can I make SQL Developer display the number of rows returned by a query? Answer: Execute the query, and fetch all the rows. But I’m not seeing it! and fetch all the rows. This part is important. Execution using ctrl+enter executes statement, and returns the FIRST ‘fetch’, by default of 50 records. First […]

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More Fun with Data Modeler Diagrams

Everyone likes pictures. Generate a report without any pictures, graphs, or charts and see how many ‘likes’ you get at work. Everyone gets excited about data modeling, and in some circles, folks think that data models are synonymous with diagrams. But really, the diagram is just the ‘pretty picture’ you add to your office report. […]

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Exporting SQL Developer Reports/Grids to PDF

You can save query results or any other grid in SQL Developer as a PDF. You don’t get much in terms of saying how the generated PDF should look – Said PDF file: But I have some important info in here, and it should look a bit nicer. Save Your Query As A Report And […]

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Batch Loading Your Oracle Database Cloud Services via the SQL Developer Command-Line Interface

I recently talked about how to load up your Oracle Cloud service with your local data. In that scenario, you’re in the graphical user interface, clicking buttons, doing things more ad-hoc. But what if you wanted to build an automated process to load up data from an on-premise Oracle Database? You won’t have a GUI […]

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Adding Common Columns to Tables via Templates and Transformation Scripts

In Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler, you can create a table in your relational design that stores columns that you want to be added to all of your other tables. Call it, ‘table_template.’ Now call the transformation script. Tools > Design Rules & Transformations > Transformations. Before After These are cool, but they don’t belong […]

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Generating Object DDL Scripts with Drop Statements

Is there a way for SQL Developer to generate a DROP statement when exporting the DDL for a table? Yes. The drop preference will be applied when generating the DDL for scripting purposes, but not for the table editor. So to get the table CREATE DDL script with a DROP TABLE command, right-click on your […]

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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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