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SQL Developer

sqldev_512x512x32Welcome to my resource page for Oracle SQL Developer. Instead of asking you to dig through 220+ archive posts, I have put together a collection of posts to help get you started.

SQL Developer is the IDE for the Oracle database. Here’s what you need to know to do more work in less time with fewer clicks!

P.S. If you’re not finding what you’re looking for here, don’t be afraid to use that ‘Search’ thingy over to the right. It’s powered by the folks over at Google and I think they do a decent job. I use it to find posts too :)

Getting Started with SQL Developer

Find and highlight values in a grid with Ctrl+F


These posts are geared for the beginner and focus on how-to topics and will greatly shorten the learning curve. But don’t let the title scare you away! Would you be surprised to hear that most software users only take advantage of about 10% of a program’s capabilities? Make sure you know these ‘tricks’ before you move on to the ‘black diamond’ topics!

It’s All About the Data, Silly!

You’re in the database for a reason, and odds are you’re trying to answer a question. The answer lies somewhere in the data. Don’t drive yourself nuts looking for the needle in the haystack when SQL Developer can point you in the right direction! These posts are all about making the data work for you!

Hackers unite!

Just in case you've never seen a PL/SQL Error, Here's One


If you are all about the SQL or PLSQL, then these posts will turbo-charge your coding to new levels! Keyboard shortcuts, debugging, code re-use, and all the other stuff you expect to find in your IDE.

Reporting, or Using Pretty Pictures to Convince Your Boss That You Know What You’re Doing

Reporting is a huge component of SQL Developer’s feature set. The product ships with many pre-canned reports, but did you know you can create your own? These posts will show you how to add charts, interactive master-detail reports, and make your work product stand head and shoulders above the rest!