Oracle SQL Developer 101: The Very Basics

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 3 Comments

We spend a lot of time here talking about tips, tricks, and cool things that you might have missed. These posts generally all assume you’ve been around the Oracle Database block. But many of the folks that ultimately end up here, have NEVER touched an Oracle Database before. This post is for you. You have decided to use SQL Developer, …

Oracle SQLcl, Why?

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 19 Comments

Oracle SQL*Plus has been around since 1985. It does what it does, and it does it well. SQL Developer has been around since 2006. It’s become the de facto IDE and GUI for the Database. There was an opportunity to build something new that could take the command line interface and enhance it to meet the needs of today’s database …

Showing TYPE’d Column Values in SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 3 Comments

Someone on the innerwebs asked how to show the data inside their user defined TYPE’d column in a table when querying it with SQL Developer. Here’s their code: CREATE OR REPLACE TYPE ANSCHRIFT_T AS OBJECT (STRASSE CHAR(12), HAUSNR CHAR(3));   CREATE TABLE VERTRETER(V_NR NUMBER(4) PRIMARY KEY, ANSCHRIFT ANSCHRIFT_T);   INSERT INTO VERTRETER VALUES (1, ANSCHRIFT_T(’TESTWEG’,’14’)); INSERT INTO VERTRETER VALUES (2, …

Customizing SQL Developer Toolbars

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 15 Comments

We already have some pretty Spartan toolbars. We aim for fewer buttons, not less. But maybe you want to go SUPER Spartan. Even fewer buttons! Yeah, you can do that. View > Show Toolbars > Customize Main Toolbar > Customize I’m going to take a few things off the main editor and data modeler toolbars. Now you’ll get a popup …