More on Working with PL/SQL Packages – Ordering their Contents

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Normally when someone asks me about ordering packages, I check the doorstop for our daily Amazon delivery. Ok, it just seems that way, and I’m lucky that my awesome wife/partner doesn’t read this blog… …but what we’re really here to talk about is finding stuff in your PL/SQL package. I think there are 2 types of folks: Those that code …

18.1 – New Formatting Option, Right-Align Query Keywords

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Due to popular demand, we’ve added this new preference to the formatter. With it turned on: On SELECT B.DEPARTMENT_NAME, A.FIRST_NAME, A.LAST_NAME, A.SALARY FROM DEPARTMENTS B, EMPLOYEES A WHERE A.EMPLOYEE_ID = B.MANAGER_ID AND B.DEPARTMENT_ID (+) = A.DEPARTMENT_ID ORDER BY SALARY DESC, LAST_NAME ASC; Off SELECT B.DEPARTMENT_NAME, A.FIRST_NAME, A.LAST_NAME, A.SALARY FROM DEPARTMENTS B, EMPLOYEES A WHERE A.EMPLOYEE_ID = B.MANAGER_ID AND B.DEPARTMENT_ID (+) …

Let’s talk about ‘Squiggles’ – What’s Wrong with Your SQL or PLSQL?

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SQL Developer’s code editors try to help you out. They’ll show you two categories of informational advisories: there is a problem with this code we think we can help you with this code These are shown by various styles of underlined text in the editor. Let’s go through the list of what’s available as of version 18.1 – to be …

Building An Object Search for SQLcl

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The search feature in SQL Developer is whiz-bang. You’re using it, right? But what about at the command line? I’m guessing many of you just pluck away at ALL_ or DBA_OBJECTS. Some of you may have written some custom scripts. But, what if you burned that into SQLcl? You can of course do this with the ALIAS command. You can …

AUTO vs ‘Bespoke’ REST Services

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The Automatic REST features in ORDS are very handy for getting started quickly with providing REST APIs to your data and stored procedures. Give me the data for an employee. Easy. REST enable the schema. REST enable the table. DO a GET on /ords/schema/table/id. But…I don’t want a ‘null’ in my JSON collection for value pair “commission_pct.” What’s an Oracle …

On Running Oracle Scripts with Relative Paths

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A customer ‘ambushed me’ – how dare they!?! – at the conference today, needing help getting their scripts to work. So something like this: And the way the customer wants to run scripta.sql (which calls scriptb.sql) So, where is SQL Developer going to look for scriptA? And when it gets to the @child\scriptb.sql? We can call scripts.sql using @c:\users\jdsmith\desktop\parent\scriptA.sql But, …