30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 20: See, Click, Goto Error Messages

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 0 Comments

This question comes up very frequently: Why can’t I see my compilation errors when I’m working with PL/SQL? Because you are either: using the wrong editor, or not asking to see the errors SQL Developer is the PL/SQL IDE for the database. So we obviously need to have those ‘fancy’ IDE features like a debugger, compilation message support, profiling, bookmarks, …

Four Oracle SQL Developer Preferences You Should Know

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 18 Comments

In an earlier blog post I listed my ‘Top 10 Preferences to Tweak…’ Instead of amending that to Top 14, I wanted to give a fresh and updated take on some features that directly impact productivity and data quality. After doing three customer calls in three consecutive days, I realized I was spending a lot of time on these preferences …

SQL Developer: Describe versus Ctrl+Click to Open Database Objects

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 42 Comments

In yesterday’s post I talked about you could use SQL Developer’s Describe (SHIFT+F4) to open a PL/SQL Package at your cursor. If you actually try to describe the package as you see it in the above screenshot, you’ll get an error: I neglected to say in yesterday’s post that I was highlighting the package name before I hit SHIFT+F4. This …