Sell Me on Oracle SQLcl in 50 Seconds

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 5 Comments

Why would I use SQLcl over something else? History recap: we introduced a new command-line interface for the Oracle Database in 2016. It’s everything you like about SQL*Plus, and everything you didn’t like about SQL*Plus – fixed. Do you have a minute? Watch this, then take 10 seconds to consider how YOU might use it. Everyday Things, Easier Just in …

Can You Format My Code, This Way?

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 3 Comments

A follower reached out to me late yesterday with this request: And the answer is yes, we can pretty much get there. I’ve noticed a few things by looking at his hand-formatted code on the bottom section. He prefers: everything lowercase right-aligned keywords no line breaks for the sub query ()’s no line breaks after SELECT/FROM/WHERE keywords So let’s go …

Demo: AutoTrace – Generate Hints and Compare Different Execution Plans & Stats

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For some reason I procrastinated setting up my video software on my new work machine. Big mistake. I put together this animated GIF to show some new things in version 4.2: Updated formatter – better support for ANSI joins Opening objects referenced in your execution plans Inserting Hints Not new but underutilized: how to compare plans/AutoTraces One Last Thing… …don’t …

Just another GIF: Debugging PL/SQL

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Start a debug session…step over some code…look at a variable…run to a breakpoint…investigate the data in a PL/SQL table…step into another program…check out the callstack. Just another day in animated GIFs and showing you what SQL Developer is capable of. If you’re curious or want more info, hit the ‘debug’ link at the end of this for all of my …