Just because you’re in a command line interface doesn’t mean you’re stuck with ugly code!
Wait, if it’s my code, you’re stuck with ugly code.
But if it’s YOUR code, then you’re not stuck with poorly formatted code.
You can of course use the FORMAT command to format what’s in a file or in the SQLcl buffer.
I don’t like the formatter default settings!
Have no fear.
Load up the GUI.
Yes, THAT GUI.
Set your preferences.
Go back to SQLcl, load the formatter rules.
Before the format…
Ok, let’s format that.
Note I did with this the latest copy of SQLcl – updated just LAST WEEK – and a pre-production version of version 4.2 of SQL Developer which you folks will be able to get access to later this year.
Here’s SQLcl using formatter settings applied from EA2, so that SHOULD work for those of you using the EA.
As we have specific custom formatting and your previous answer was that only the XML one can be loaded, how about the within the XML. This points to the arbori (custom formatting) file. But it seems the formatter is ignoring it? Looks so to me as I didn’t manage it so far that the arbori is being used.
Will there be maybe in the future the possibility or feature to load also the arbori or that it is loaded based on the XML configuration?
I am using sql developer 19.4 and sqlcl 19.4. format setting has Keyword as LOWER case but even after loading ( using format rules ) i am not seeing changes in sqlcl.
I tried exporting the XML from SQL Developer 3.20 and using it in sql.exe 18.3. The file loads correctly (“Formatter rules loaded”), but doesn’t seem to have any effect. I even tried removing all unnecessary profiles from it, but still the formatting works with some general rule set. For example, I enabled line breaks before commas, but it is inserted after them.
sqldev 3.2 is…ancient, and has a completely different formatter
get a sqldeveloper 18.3 and setup your formatter there
OK, so I obviously used some ancient version of SQL Developer which has a completely different system. Strange to see sql.exe not writing any errors instead!
Also it feels that that old version had more granular options.
what are you looking for that you can’t find?
>>more granular – doesn’t give me much to work with
In SQL Developer there are two files related to formatting. One is XML from advanced option and another is custom formatting with file extension prg. How to set both if I have modified advanced format and custom format as well?
You can only load the XML one