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Unshared Worksheets in Oracle SQL Developer 4

My alternate title for this post was How to get the DBAs’ attention with lots and lots of connections in her database. But I decided to go with substance over style instead. Anyways, let’s talk about connections in SQL Developer for a bit – you know you need the refresher! By default, connecting to a […]

Clickable Error Messages in Oracle SQL Developer v4

So you’ve got your monster script you’re running in SQL Developer and you run into some errors. Wish it were easier to jump to the line where said errors are being reported? Well in Oracle SQL Developer v4, your wish is our command. Just Click on the Highlighted Blue Error Text in the Output Panel […]

SQL Developer v4 Quick Hit: Split Worksheets

One of the cooler features SQL Developer offers is the ‘split document.’ If you don’t know what I’m talking about, please take 90 seconds and read this short post first. Ok, well that worked well for pretty much every type of editor in SQL Developer save one – the SQL Worksheet. Let’s say you wanted […]

SQL Developer: I’m Looking at a Record, How Do I Edit It?

You’re doing some data clean-up, or maybe you’re just trying to answer a business question for a user, and you notice the data doesn’t look quite right. You want to click in that ‘(null)’ cell and tell the world that Tyler and Perry composed that song! But, we’re in a query result set, and not […]

Monitoring Scripts as They Execute in Oracle SQL Developer

Interesting question from the forums: I’m doing multiple Inserts on a table using a script file (.sql) in SQL Developer. Since it has a lot of statements, I would like to check the progress of it somewhere in the application window. But I don’t see any progress of lines being displayed anywhere. The focus simply […]

How to Plug vi into Oracle SQL Developer

Love vi? Prefer emacs? Want the power of the 80′s added to Oracle SQL Developer? You can do that via our External Tools feature. And you can even have SQL Developer throw over your open file into vi, edit it, save it, and refresh the buffer in the worksheet to reflect the file changes. Here’s […]

Oracle SQL Developer Quick Hit: Paren Matching

Today’s Question: Does anyone know of an editor (or program) that will match beginning and ending parentheses in sql and highlight an ending paren that is missing? It just so happens that I do know of such an amazing editor or program I’ll let the pictures do the talking for me this afternoon: Matched Parens […]

A SQL Developer Primer: Open a New Worksheet

The Worksheet in Oracle SQL Developer is your primary interface for writing and running your SQL and PL/SQL code. As you can imagine, I’ve already written quite a bit about how the worksheet ‘works’. Today I want to spend just a few moments explaining the two different buttons for launching a new worksheet. With a […]

Formatting Keywords to UPPERCASE In Oracle SQL Developer

I received this question from a customer today, and it took me more than a few minutes to remember where this preference was located in SQL Developer. This tells me that the topic is ripe for blogging How do I go FROM: TO It’s all in the formatting You need to access the formatting preferences […]

Running & Managing Concurrent Queries in SQL Developer

We’ve all been there – you’ve managed to write a query that takes longer than a few seconds to execute. Tuning aside, sometimes it takes longer than you want for a query to run. So what’s a SQL Developer user to do? I say, keep going! While you’re waiting for your query to finish, there’s […]

Oracle SQL Developer v3.2 is Now Available!

Today we released the latest version of Oracle SQL Developer – v3.2.09.23. The official resources: SQL Developer on Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Release Notes New Features SQL Developer Forum I’ll showcase a few of my favorite new features and tweaks in the next several days and weeks, but I thought I’d kick things off right […]

‘Forcing’ Line Breaks in Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle SQL Developer is at its heart, an Interactive Development Environment (IDE.) So it comes with the territory that developers should expect to be able to write good code quickly. One of the many code ‘helpers’ that a good IDE will provide is a Formatter. Formatters, or code beautifiers as they’re also known, take poorly […]

SQL Developer Trick: Renaming Your Worksheets

After a VNC session with the always brilliant @bamcgill, I now know how to rename a worksheet. So when you open a worksheet, it’s attached to a database connection. The worksheet name is a property, and it defaults to the connection name. So you DO you have a lot of control over the worksheet name. […]

I Say Snippet, Snippet Good: SQL Developer Snippets

There’s nothing worse than the ‘white screen of panic.’ You’re faced with the prospect of actually writing some code from scratch. Or even worse, you’re doing a presentation or demo, and everyone gets to see what a horrible typist you are. Yes, you could browse your SQL History, but that could contain several hundred or […]