Top 10 Posts of 2016

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Happy 2017! Here are your 10 favorite posts from last year. 1. Exporting Multiple Tables to Multiple Excel Spreadsheets Want 6 tables’ worth of data to go to single Excel file? Or one table per file? Here’s how to do that. 2. Oracle SQL Tuning Advisor and SQL Developer Own the Tuning Pack? Have SQL Developer? You should be using …

SQL Developer version 4.2 Early Adopter 2 Now Available

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Tons of bugs fixes based on your feedback, especially with the formatter. A few more changes with the formatter: we added more preferences for more flexibility we let you submit code to ‘shape’ the formatting preferences automatically we exposed the brains of the formatter so you can do pretty much whatever you want An example of the formatter ‘by example’ …

Custom SQLFORMATs with SQLcl

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When I make jokes about copying and pasting code from StackOverflow or Github, I’m not really joking. But in this case, it’s OK. Because, I’m copying and pasting code from OUR GitHub project, AND my boss wrote the code. A question came in, and it’s come in a few times, but here’s the most recent variant: @Rumtis no way – …

Latest Tips & Tricks

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I made some small, but important changes to my SQL Developer Tips & Tricks slide deck. changed up the order – the first two tricks ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT now optimized for SlideShare – hopefully easier to consume in case I’m not there to narrate/live demo added a few teasers for SQLcl I really, really need about 90 minutes to …

Viewing Automatic SQL Tuning Advisor Tasks in Oracle SQL Developer

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I got a question from our internal mailing list… I would like to know how I can view historical SQL tuning recommendations in SQL Developer 4. I don’t want to run the sql worksheet manually but view the automatic recommendations as the query has been running already for several days now. I’m guessing their query hasn’t been running for several …

7 Ways to Avoid SELECT * FROM Queries in SQL Developer

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I said there were 8 ways to avoid using SELECT * FROM queries in SQL Developer – but I didn’t actually count them. So let’s do that now. @MarkusHohloch @tobias_arnhold there's about 8 ways to get columns to your query — OracleSQLDeveloper (@OracleSQLDev) November 23, 2016 But wait, what’s wrong with SELECT * FROM queries? you don’t need all the …