When I’m doing my ‘Tips and Tricks’ show, there is at least one trick that is guaranteed to get the audience’s attention:
I’m in an editor – INSERT MAGIC – wham! I’m cycling through the SQL History list, no need to use the mouse.
Here’s a set of keyboard shortcuts I want you to memorize RIGHT NOW:
Ctrl+Down — Next
Ctrl+Up — Previous
The concept of ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ will depend on the sort order defined in the View – SQL History (F8) dialog. I have mine sorted to Timestamp DESC, so that when I go to ‘Next’, I’m going backwards in time. If I want the query I executed 5 iterations ago, that’s CTRL+Down+Down+Down+Down.
Now before you try this, keep in mind this will CLOBBER your workspace.
So once you get the hang of Down and Up, thrown in a SHIFT to your Ctrl+ keystroke. This will APPEND the SQL to the worksheet instead of clobbering the text.
UNIX command-line fiends already should know this trick, using the Up and Down arrow keys to recall previous commands.
Want to learn more about keyboard shortcuts?
Of course you do! I have a cheat-sheet for you here.