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Adding Columns to a Table in SQL Developer Data Modeler: Honor Column Order?

I have an employees table. Because it’s 1984, HR has decided we need to know Twitter handles, Facebook pages, and who knows what else. So let’s add it to our table. The dialog by default puts new columns at the bottom of the table. We’ll see why in just a moment. On a side note, […]

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A Quick Tip on Finding Data in Oracle SQL Developer

Looking at endless spreadsheets or grids of data can make one’s brain a bit fuzzy. SQL Developer makes it easy to spot the bad data you’re looking for. Hit Ctrl+F in a grid. Type your search term. If you’re going to be looking for this data going forward, check the ‘Persist Highlight’ box. So for […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Look and Feels

SQL Developer is a Java Swing desktop application – surprise! We support a native operating system ‘look and feel‘ and also ship with an Oracle look and feel (LnF). The architecture of Swing is designed so that you may change the “look and feel” (L&F) of your application’s GUI (see A Swing Architecture Overview). “Look” […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Code Reports

It’s so much more fun to watch users demo and brag about your software than it is to get up and do it yourself. For one thing, it means a lot more coming from real people than it does coming from someone PAID to talk it up. Today, about 40 of us in Raleigh/Durham watched […]

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Explain Plan ‘Notes’ in Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle ACE Director, BI/data/all things cool and extraordinaire, Stewart Bryson had a bit of a complaint about our favorite tool today. He wants Explain Plans in SQL Developer to show the same notes you can see in SQL*Plus… @thatjeffsmith See… no execution… and the notes. With one little statement. — Stewart Bryson (@stewartbryson) November […]

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Videos: Oracle Open World 2014 SQL Developer Talks

For this year’s Open World, SQL Developer got lots and lots of love from the conference organizers and keynote speakers. I think SQL Devleoper was mentioned, demoed, or both in at least 3 of the executive keynotes. We had many successful, and FULL, hands on labs – led by the lovely Ashley Chen. And our […]

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Modeling Function Based Indexes in Oracle

@thatjeffsmith Is there a way to define a function-based index in #SQLDevModeler? — Kent Graziano (@KentGraziano) October 29, 2014 Function based indexes [DOCS] have been part of Oracle Database since at least version 8. Instead of just indexing someone’s name, you could also index the values returned by a function call over that name. Example […]

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Importing Your Data Dictionary to a new Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Design

I’ve shown how to drag and drop database tables from Oracle SQL Developer into a design. But I’ve never done a start-to-finish, blow-by-blow post on how to import your existing database objects into a data model with SQL Developer. So let’s do that now. Warning: Lots of pictures coming up. Want to import from SQL […]

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Data Modeling via Excel?

In SQL Developer if you use the Import Data feature from the main tree node, it will create a new table based on a delimited text or Excel file. We’ll look at the data and create some columns for you. In version 4.1, we’ll recognize numbers as numbers, dates as dates, and try to get […]

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How Do I Switch Tools and Start Using SQL Developer?

So you have decided to give Oracle SQL Developer a try. You’ve been working with Oracle for 15+ years, and you’re a bit set in your ways. But not THAT set in your ways. Want some advice for getting started in SQL Developer? Here goes… Go cold turkey. Put down your other tool(s). Pick up […]

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Regular Expression Searches in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Yesterday was regular expression day. I got asked by three different people about regex search options in SQL Developer. One of those wanted to know how to use them in the Data Modeler. Scenario: Find all columns which have precision of 9 or less I know, silly scenario. But I’m not that great with regular […]

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