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How to Change the UI Font Size for Oracle SQL Developer

Today’s Question: Are the Tree View fonts configurable? (E.g., Connections). I am using a high-resolution display (1920×1200) and they appear quite small. And the answer: Yes! Oh, but you probably wanted the how as well…OK. Here’s what the tree UI looks like out of the box on Windows 7, locale US English, with 1600×900 screen [...]

Oracle SQL Developer 4: Windows and the JDK

A few things have changed when it comes to running SQL Developer on a Windows machine. In previous versions, the first thing you’d see when running SQL Developer would be a prompt asking for the location of Java. Turns out, it’s hard for Java applications to run without Java. On Macs and Linux/Unix environments, we [...]

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler v4.0 Is Now Available

The title says it all. Version 4 is now available, replacing v3.3 as the current version. What you need to know: Downloads New Features Release Notes Docs My Two Favorite New Features Comment Only Views If you need to publish or produce a diagram for less technical users, with just an overview of entities or [...]

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4 User Interface Improvements

The name probably gives it away, but just in case you weren’t aware of this, Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is an extension of Oracle SQL Developer. They share a framework that is derived from JDeveloper. The latest framework has some new user interface widgets that were adopted directly from Netbeans. I’ve blogged a bit [...]

Oracle SQL Developer and Database Auditing

Did you know Oracle SQL Developer allows you to configure Database Auditing and view your audit trails? Well, now you do! This is not new for version 4.0, but the screenshots in this post are from version 4.0. This feature is available under the DBA panel, which can be found on the View menu. I [...]

My Advice For Our New Hires

So for some reason, our New Hire Program invited me BACK to talk to our newly hired developers. I had an hour to talk about our development tools, but I wouldn’t call it training really. My colleague Joel does an actual 2 hour lab teaching them to use APEX – that’s closer to REAL training. [...]

Defaults for Exporting Data in Oracle SQL Developer

I was testing a reported bug in SQL Developer today – so the bug I was looking for wasn’t there (YES!) but I found a different one (NO!) – and I was getting frustrated by having to check the same boxes over and over again. What I wanted was INSERT STATEMENTS to the CLIPBOARD. I’m [...]

SQL Developer Q&A from ODTUG Tips & Tricks Webcast

Another great webcast yesterday – if you’re a paying member of ODTUG you can watch the show for yourself in their archives. If not, you can get my slide deck off of SlideShare. About 150 of you brave souls sat through an entire hour of me talking and then 10 more minutes of Q&A. We [...]

SQL Developer: BLOBs and the External Editor

We already know how easy it is to view images and plain text with the BLOB editor, yes? But what if I have in my column a bunch of PDFs stored? I want to see that stuff without having to save the file, finding it, and then opening it. Why can’t I just automatically open [...]

SQL Developer Quick Tip: Reordering Columns

Do you find yourself always scrolling and scrolling and scrolling to get to the column you want to see when looking at a table or view’s data? Don’t do that! Instead, just right-click on the column headers, select ‘Columns’, and reorder as desired. Then move up the columns you want to see first… This will [...]