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Managing Scripts in Oracle SQL Developer

You backup your databases, right? You backup you home computer – your media collection, tax documents, bank accounts, etc, right? You backup your handy-dandy SQL scripts, right? Ok, now that I’ve got your head nodding, I want to answer a question I get every so often: How can I manage my scripts in SQL Developer? […]

Oracle SQL Developer: Single Object Compare

There’s a nasty rumor going around that you can’t compare database objects and/or code in Oracle SQL Developer. So let’s put that to bed right now. First, here’s how to compare: PL/SQL to PL/SQL or a SQL statement to another SQL statement So now that that’s settled, why don’t we take a look at how […]

On SQL Developer and TNSNAMES.ORA

Tnsnames.ora [DOCS] is a configuration file for SQL*Net that describes the network service names for the databases in your organization. Basically, it tells Oracle applications how to find your databases. This post is just a quick overview on how to get SQL Developer to ‘see’ this file and define a connection. There’s only a single […]

Oracle SQL Developer is for Oracle Database

What is Oracle SQL Developer? Well, according to this document on OTN… What is SQL Developer? Date: May 2014 Oracle SQL Developer is the Oracle Database IDE. A free graphical user interface, Oracle SQL Developer allows database users and administrators to do their database tasks in fewer clicks and keystrokes. A productivity tool, SQL Developer’s […]

Oracle SQL Developer: Fetching SQL Statement Result Sets

Running queries, browsing tables – you are often faced with many thousands, if not millions, of rows. Most people are happy with looking at the first few rows. But occasionally you need to see more. SQL Developer doesn’t show you all records, all at once. Instead, it brings the records down in ‘chunks,’ or as-needed. […]

Migrating Oracle SQL Developer Connections (with Passwords!)

So you just got your brand new machine at work. Party time, excellent*! Amazon.com Widgets And, your friendly neighborhood IT guy even moved over all of your softwares, including SQL Developer. But when you go to use it, none of your connections are there. Or maybe the connections are there, but the connection passwords ARE […]

Exporting Multiple BLOBs with Oracle SQL Developer

BLOBs are cool. Optimized such that you can store files basically in the database, with the power of SQL AND no performance hit. That sounds like a pretty good deal. I get asked questions a lot about accessing BLOBs once they’re in the database. And that’s led to quite a few posts here on the […]

Oracle SQL Developer Reporting 101

150 of my closest friends, or some random people on the Internet, joined me today while we talked all about SQL Developer’s reporting feature. Did you miss it? If so, I’m guessing you’re not a member of ODTUG. They put on free webcasts for everyone in the Oracle technology space. If you’re a member, you […]

Video: Completion Insight in Oracle SQL Developer v4.0.2

I said earlier today that version 4.0.2 of SQL Developer consisted on ONLY bug fixes. I should have said MOSTLY bug fixes. There was also one minor tweak, although it was a minor tweak to a major feature: Completion Insight. This is the feature that kicks in while you are typing – suggesting column or […]

Oracle SQL Developer Picture Puzzle: What is that?

Oracle SQL Developer Key Features

Sometimes while I’m demonstrating Oracle SQL Developer, something on the screen catches the eye of someone in the audience, and they just have to know ‘what is that?’ So I put together the image you see above with a few key features highlighted. These might be things you’ve missed because they’re not default preferences or […]

How To Add Custom Actions To Your User Reports

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 […]

Unit Testing Your PL/SQL with Oracle SQL Developer

If you want to unit test your PL/SQL, then Oracle SQL Developer can help make that easier for you. I’m not going to try to convince you to test your code, but if you’re already rearing to go, then read on. So I have a long history with unit testing tools for PL/SQL, but I […]