Formatter Improvements in v4.2

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 45 Comments

The old formatter, the code that’s used to format your code from v1 to version 4.1 was based on some pattern matching code and expressions. It was very limited, and didn’t like a lot of syntax and coding styles common in Oracle code. It also wasn’t very flexible. So we built a new engine. One that takes advantage of our …

4.2 Tweak, Working with Views

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 16 Comments

Someone said we should make the view source searchable, and that we should show any errors on a view. Actually, it might have been a few dozen of you. A reader reminded me that we actually implemented this in v4.2. Code Outline I’ll go into more depth here next week when I’m back from Open World, but we’re working on …

New Feature: Drag and Drop Object To Copy Them to Another Oracle Database

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 15 Comments

In both v4.1.5 and v4.2, you can now select objects from your database tree, and drag them to another connection to have them copied. The source can be: a MySQL, DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, Terradata, or other 3rd party supported RDBMS an Oracle Database The destination can be: an on-premise Oracle Databaes an Oracle Database running in the Oracle Cloud …

TABs in Your Code?

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 2 Comments

Not to start a religious war, but white space in your code can cause havoc when you’re doing code compares and versioning. Some folks like tabs, others prefer to control how their code looks regardless of the editor’s tab display options. From what I can tell, SQL Developer’s code editors won’t even let you insert a tab into them – …

SQLDev at Oracle Open World 2016

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It’s already almost that time of year again. Which means I need to let you know what you can expect from our team at the world’s largest Oracle event – Oracle Open World. Sessions start on Sunday, September the 18th – but the fun with our team starts on Saturday morning. Kris Rice and I will be corralling folks to …

PL/Scope Support

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The PL/SQL team is always reminding me to talk about PL/Scope. And I got to the point where I needed to remind myself, so I added this slide in all of my PL/SQL themed talks. Yet, I have apparently forgotten to blog about it. Oops. [Docs] PL/Scope is a compiler-driven tool that collects data about identifiers in PL/SQL source code …