Opening Unshared Worksheets via the Keyboard

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Customer Question: How can I open an unshared worksheet using just the keyboard? Ctrl+Shift+N on an existing worksheet is the easy answer. Customer Followup Question: But, if you’re currently ON an existing unshared worksheet, this won’t work. Then, you need to hit ALT+F10. Jeff, What is an Unshared Worksheet? An unshared worksheet is a SQL worksheet that has a dedicated …

Where did all these files come from?

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A friend, let’s call her ‘Helen’ for the sake of this post, texted me the other day, wondering why she had all these dozens/hundreds (?) of files in her Windows home directory. She was confused. Where did they come from? Were they safe to delete? I asked her what they were called, and the filename sounded VERY MUCH like what …

Quick Hit: Number of Rows Returned By a Query

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Question: How can I make SQL Developer display the number of rows returned by a query? Answer: Execute the query, and fetch all the rows. But I’m not seeing it! and fetch all the rows. This part is important. Execution using ctrl+enter executes statement, and returns the FIRST ‘fetch’, by default of 50 records. First Fetch Last Fetch Warning: Rant …

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

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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 post is gonna be your …

Oracle SQL Developer: Code on Demand

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I’ve recently spent a few hours debugging some user defined reports. A post on how to add trace/disconnect context menus to a session report required that I figure out what session my worksheet was running under. The code was easy… SELECT SYS_CONTEXT (’USERENV’, ‘SID’) FROM DUAL; …but I’m lazy. So this: The Setup Open your preferences and go to the …