Tag: worksheet

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 […]

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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 […]

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SQL Developer: Why Do You Require Semicolons When Executing SQL in the Worksheet?

There are many database tools out there that support Oracle database. Oracle SQL Developer just happens to be the one that is produced and shipped by the same folks that bring you the database product. Several other 3rd party tools out there allow you to have a collection of SQL statements in their editor and […]

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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: SELECT * FROM scott.emp WHERE ename LIKE ‘%JEFF%’ TO SELECT * FROM […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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. […]

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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, this is about Snippets, and Snippets are cool. But if you’re a keyboard […]

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