Love the command line? Hate ugly, out-of-the-box formatting of your results?
You’re in luck, we have just the thing for you:
It offers the ability to auto-pretty up your SQL results to the screen.
Here’s a quick video overview of what that is, and how it works.
For those of you w/o access to YouTube
How do you get through your day w/o cat videos and Marvel Studios movie trailers?
Anyways, here’s a quick recap:
SET SQLFORMAT ANSICONSOLE
Add that to your login.sql
When you startup your SQLcl, your queries will go from…
Each page of results is measured for ‘best fit’. We can’t make your screen bigger, so this isn’t a silver bullet.
If you want to use ANSICONSOLE, don’t use the SQL*Plus Report formatting commands like COL – use one or the other, your choice.
And you have a few more formats you can use…
What’s now self-explanatory is the ‘delimited’ format which isn’t listed in the Help for reasons (bug!)
SET sqlformat ansiconsole;
This removes the breakers between the results e.g.
Test | Result
1 | 2
Then don’t use ansiconsole?
Having problems displaying the output in sqldeveloper, since the update to 4.2 my outputs are all truncated, example
OMENTO TIPOA CODIGOERRO CODIGOPROC
———————– —– ——————– ———-
I have the set linesize in the logon script, the show linesize shows linesize 1763, i already tried to set the sqlformat to ansiconsole but the output always comes broken.
linesize is auto-set to the width of your script output window
you should be able to change it though in your script
you can also try adding a
SET SQLFORMAT ANSICONSOLE and we’ll try to best fit your columns
4.2 more closely fits/matches what SQL*Plus output will give you
Found that the problem only shows when i’m printing the result of a ref_cursor sample code:
var rc1 refcursor;
open :rc1 for
select * from TABLE;
yeah, I think you found a bug. That sql*plus style print command for some reason isn’t observing LINESIZE
our organization are blocking the videos from youtube and other streaming media – so it would be helpful if you continue with your old style ( few text and images) of blogging rather than this video format.
I need to cover both audiences, some folks don’t have time to read. I’ve amended today’s post and add a few screenshots and some text.
I’m a little surprised you don’t run home to watch my videos from there though 🙂