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

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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, …

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 …