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SQL Developer Reports: Reference Lines in Charts

The ubiquitous HR.EMPLOYEES table – how many different ways can we look at this data? How much money people make, by department? By reading the column comments, we know that HR.EMPLOYEES.SALARY is “Monthly salary of the employee. Must be greater than zero (enforced by constraint emp_salary_min)” So let’s chart that. This charts the data we […]

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30 Posts in 30 Days: The Reckoning

For the month of September 2014, I published a SQL Developer tip each day. September has 30 days, so that equated to 30 posts. Now normally, I post anywhere from 1-3 posts a week. Going from that to 7 days a week meant a few things: posts were going to be shorter – especially on […]

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30 SQL Developer Posts in 30 Days, Day 26: Keyboarding from the Editor to the Results and Back

Using the mouse sucks. You love the mouse. Leaving the keyboard gives your fingers a wonderful vacation. If you fall in the second camp, this post isn’t for you. But, if you want to be able to get from your query down to your results or explain plans without having to touch your mouse, this […]

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30 SQL Developer Posts in 30 Days, Day 25: Importing Partitioned Tables to a Data Model

We get lots of questions around how to model specific partitioning schemes in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler, and we do support all of the different ways to part and subpart your data – but today I want to show you: Where to see the partitions in the model How to bring in everything BUT […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 24: Hiding Schemas That Don’t Own Anything

Many applications will create user accounts in the database that do not own anything. They have privs to query the main application schema, but will never be used to create tables, views, etc. When you’re browsing the database via the Tree in SQL Developer, you probably won’t want to see these ‘fake’ users. Just Apply […]

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30 SQL Developer Posts in 30 Days, Day 23: Invalid Objects

A forum question today reminded me that I’ve never talked about dealing with your broken Oracle database objects in SQL Developer. So let’s take care of that in today’s post. Browsing Show me EVERYTHING that is broken Run the report. Optionally provide a schema to filter the report, the default is to show the entire […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 21: Executing Multiple Statements to Multiple Data Grids

Impatient? Want to run a query, then run another – getting both sets of results to a data grid? Don’t mind leaving cursors open? These are serious questions. But if you’re feeling adventurous, feel free to try this out. Select multiple queries Execute Or, if you prefer to watch the movie… Did you notice that […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 20: See, Click, Goto Error Messages

This question comes up very frequently: Why can’t I see my compilation errors when I’m working with PL/SQL? Because you are either: using the wrong editor, or not asking to see the errors SQL Developer is the PL/SQL IDE for the database. So we obviously need to have those ‘fancy’ IDE features like a debugger, […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 19: Quick and Clean Table Copies

Quick and clean, what’s that? Consider the following: CREATE TABLE new_table AS SELECT * FROM old_table WHERE 1=2; I call that ‘quick and dirty,’ and I imagine you have used this technique many, many times. But, I wish it would have grabbed column comments, indexes, maybe even the partitions. Partitioning a table after the fact […]

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30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 18: NULLs

This post was almost NULL – I was deep in Power Point mode for Open World, and almost forgot to write today’s post! Also, another admission: I said back on Day 1 of this series, that I was planning on doing 5000 push-ups this month as well. Well, I gave up on that a few […]

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