Generating a Data Dictionary Report and Diagram for a SubView

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Your relational models can get big. Bigger than the human mind can easily consume. So instead of generating a report of 2,500 objects, you might want to break down your model to smaller chunks, AKA SubViews. So let’s open the reports, which you’ll find on the main File menu. First, we don’t want the main diagram in the report, that’ll …

Using Reports to Print CLOBs

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A co-worker asked me for some advice on building a report to view some CLOBs. CLOBs are fun. They let you store an unlimited (basically) amount of text. They’re not as flexible as VARCHAR2s, but they do come in handy. Viewing them in a report can get interesting though. The question came down to seeing a report like this – …

Trick: ‘Pasting’ SQL Developer Exports to an Outlook Message as an HTML Table

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You have some data. You want to email it to someone. You don’t want them to have to open an attachment. You want it to be in an HTML-Tabl’ish delivery device. In SQL Developer, write your query. Export to HTML > File. Open Outlook. Start your message. Attach File Point to your HTML File DON’T CLICK ON THE INSERT BUTTON …

SQL Developer 4.0 and the Command Line Interface (CLI)

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SQL Developer has had a command-line interface of sorts. The primary use cases were for formatting files and running unit tests. However, we wanted to expand the support to include things like generating Carts and running reports. Instead of just creating a few more one-off interfaces, we kind of started over and built a new CLI from scratch. Random Observation: …