An Oracle Designer Feature: Generating Table APIs with Oracle SQL Developer

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Have you heard of Oracle Designer? Perhaps you even still use it? Designer incorporates support for business process modeling, systems analysis, software design and system generation. I don’t want to get you too excited, because this technology is being phased out. You can read the official statement of direction here, but but going forward we’re recommending you use JDeveloper, Fusion, …

Quick Outline: Navigating Your PL/SQL Packages in Oracle SQL Developer

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If you’re browsing your packages using the Connections panel, you have a nice tree navigator to click around your packages and your variable, procedure, and functions. But What if you drill into your PL/SQL source from the worksheet and don’t have the Tree expanded? Let’s say you’re working on your script, something like – So I need to reacquaint myself …

Inspecting PL/SQL Collections with Oracle SQL Developer

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Our stored procedures often capture information and store that data as a string or number. But sometimes we need to process more than just a single value. PL/SQL allows you to do this via collections. Now, if you’re looking for help getting started with collections, I would start with Using PL/SQL Collections and Records Oracle Docs The PL/SQL Guru, Steven …

Using SQL Developer to Debug your Anonymous PL/SQL Blocks

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Everyone knows that SQL Developer has a PL/SQL debugger – check! Everyone also knows that it’s only setup for debugging standalone PL/SQL objects like Functions, Procedures, and Packages, right? – NO! SQL Developer can also debug your Stored Java Procedures AND it can debug your standalone PLSQL blocks. These bits of PLSQL which do not live in the database are …

How to find dependent objects in your PL/SQL Programs using SQL Developer

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I’ve answered this question a few times over the past several months, but I’m just now getting around to putting my answer onto ‘paper.’ The common scenario is someone decides to alter a table. Immediately the paranoid – is it really paranoia if someone is actually out to get you? – start to worry about how many programs they’ve just …