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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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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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