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Just another GIF: Debugging PL/SQL

Start a debug session…step over some code…look at a variable…run to a breakpoint…investigate the data in a PL/SQL table…step into another program…check out the callstack. Just another day in animated GIFs and showing you what SQL Developer is capable of. If you’re curious or want more info, hit the ‘debug’ link at the end of […]

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More on XML Extensions in Oracle SQL Developer

I’ve written a few posts on this subject… Intro to Extensions Adding Synonym Support with Extensions Adding an Error page for Views with an Extension Also, there’s two VERY nice resources for you that I recommend: My predecessor Sue Harper talks extensions in Oracle Magazine Mike Smithers has an exhaustive blog post on adding context […]

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The SQL*Plus Stuff You Like and Love Lives On in SQLcl

When demonstrating SQLcl, I get the feeling that half of the audience is filled with dread. Yes, they love everything that I’m showing them. But deep, deep down they are scared that the things they personally liked in SQL*Plus are going away. I’m here today to alleviate those concerns. Instead of asking you to just […]

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Finding Columns

One of the most viewed threads over the last 30 days in our OTN Community for SQL Developer is a post from 2010. 2010. Wow, I says to myself – that’s gotta be interesting to a lot of folks, what is it? It’s a question on how to find table or view columns. And the […]

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Four Minute Video Tip: Configuring SQL Developer for the First Time

You’ve just installed a new copy of SQL Developer. Here are some things you might want to change in the preferences. Notes: I said ‘fixed field’ – I meant FIXED WIDTH fonts, duh If you think you’re hearing Foreigner’s Feels Like The First Time, you’re wrong Some of the tips in blog format: fonts zebra […]

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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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Search and Replace in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

This is one of the features I showcased in a webcast yesterday – looking for a particular column definition in your relational model? We make that easy in SQL Developer. And, after you find all of these columns, you can quickly change them, all in one fell swoop. Ctrl+F in a model to open the […]

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