Top SQL – Seeing What Hurts in the v4.2 Instance Viewer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 8 Comments

We introduced the Instance Viewer in v4.1. We show you in real time what’s happening in your database. To get there, open your DBA panel. Connect. Then go to the Database Status node. Storage bits are interesting, but maybe you’re more excited about the specific workload. So in version 4.2, we’ve added a Top SQL panel to the screen. It …

Click vs Type…Again.

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 2 Comments

This might sound preachy, but it’s mostly not intentional, mostly. You might really enjoy the flexibility of the PL/SQL APIs the database provides for things like Resource management, the Scheduler, Data Pump. You might even have memorized the PL/SQL function/proc names and arguments required to create a job, or change up a resource. But do you really want to spend …

SQL Developer and RAC

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 0 Comments

Yeah, we support RAC. Note, we did fix quite a few RAC related bugs in the 4.1.1 update. These screenshots were taken with version 4.1.2. When you want to look at historical data in ASH or AWR, you’ll have to specify the Instance number to pull the report from. And the report… Or if you want to browse sessions… You …

Oracle SQL Developer for the DBA

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 2 Comments

Wait, I thought SQL Developer was for developers? Yes, but it also provides a ton of features and value for the DBA. So if you’re already in SQL Developer to browse a table or run a query, you can fire up the DBA features under the View menu (and maybe save yourself an alt-tab to your browser and OEM.) We …