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Oracle SQLcl, Why?

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 […]

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Formatting Columns in SQL Developer a la SQL*Plus

Does SQL developer support, col command that is used to format query results in sqlplus. like – col id heading app_id format a10 My answer was: ‘Yes.’ But I figured I should put up or shut-up a little bit, so here goes. You can read more about column formatting in SQL*Plus here (Docs). I used […]

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SET PAUSE ON

This has been around for a loooooong time. But after a short chat with @oraclebase AKA Tim Hall yesterday, I thought I’d make sure we’re doing things right in the SQLDev tooling. Tim uses it to make very nice, short, and sweet video demonstrations on his YouTube Channel. I highly recommend it. Anyways, back to […]

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CYGWIN and SQLcl

For those Windows users out there who want both a BASH shell AND a really cool command line interface to Oracle Database – I have good news! We updated SQLcl yesterday to include support for CYGWIN. I have Cygwin64 and Windows 7. We also added a new command, SHOW TNS. This will help you figure […]

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The SQL*Plus Stuff You Like and Love Lives On in SQLcl

When demonstrating SQLcl, I get the feeling that half of the audience is filled with dread. Yes, they love everything that I’m showing them. But deep, deep down they are scared that the things they personally liked in SQL*Plus are going away. I’m here today to alleviate those concerns. Instead of asking you to just […]

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Tailing the Alert Log with SQLcl

Hopefully you’ve heard about the new SQL*Plus we’re building. And hopefully you’ve heard about the new REPEAT command we put into it yesterday. Here’s a quick example of how to build a little ‘monitor’ in just 2 commands, a total of 5 lines of code. The SQL SELECT To_Char(Originating_Timestamp, ‘DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SSxFF’) Time_Entry, substr(message_text, 0, 75) […]

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SQLcl: Run a Query Over and Over, Refresh the Screen

I was going to talk about our new IMPORT command in SQLcl. This will allow you to feed a delimited text file of data to our command line interface and have it automatically imported to a table. But Kris Rice beat me to it. Woo-hoo, less work for me 🙂 So go read that now. […]

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