Code Completion Insight with Oracle SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 111 Comments

Most third generation language (3GL) IDEs have trained hackers like me to expect the tool to write some of the code for them. Regular internet folks are already used to having search terms and URLs auto-completed in their browsers. I don’t want to get into a debate over whether this makes us lazier AND dumber, but I DO want to …

SQL Developer Quick Hit: Split and Side-by-Side Editors

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Want multiple scratch pads for your queries? Have a hundred+ line stored procedure? Then here are two tips for you! Side-by-Side Worksheets To get started you’ll need at least two worksheets open. So something like this Next, you can either click and drag the 2nd worksheet tab to the right or underneath. If you drag right you will get something …

SQL Developer Quick Tip – Pin Query Result Sets and Plans

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It’s very rare that a query is developed in a single take. You start with a framework, and then trim down to the essential elements. Then you start working about sort orders, performance, and formatting. As you develop your SQL, you may want to keep several iterations of the data and their plans available. SQL Developer’s Worksheet allows you to …