You have some data.
You want to email it to someone.
You don’t want them to have to open an attachment.
You want it to be in an HTML-Tabl’ish delivery device.
In SQL Developer, write your query.
Export to HTML > File.
Start your message.
Point to your HTML File
DON’T CLICK ON THE INSERT BUTTON
On the INSERT button, there’s a drop-down widget. Click that instead. And then choose, ‘Insert as Text.’
I realize this is a few extra clicks than you might want, but it’s probably still faster than what you’ve been doing.
Is there a way to override the CSS used in the export? I find myself hand-editing the exported html file every time to get rid of the “width: 100%” in the table CSS.
If nice HTML formatting is not so important, and Excel is available, I find following steps convenient (similarly, new email message windows is assumed to be open):
– Ctrl-A (select all rows in SQL Developer results table)
– Ctrl-Shift-C (copy selected; including header row)
– Alt-Tab (or WindowsKey and type ‘excel’-Enter) (switch to opened Excel)
– Ctrl-C (this time, table format is also on clipboard)
– Alt-Tab (switch to opened new message window)
What a great time-saver, Strahija! So quick to copy/paste to Excel (and thank for the Ctrl-Shift-C to also include the header, that’s key!). I was so ready to try Jeff’s approach, even though I really try to avoid save to file, then find the file (ugh) and insert, so for me your approach is a great time-saver.
Toad is a SQL IDE that made it easy to export as HTML to Clipboard so hopefully in the future SQL Developer will add this feature!