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 …

Building An Object Search for SQLcl

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 0 Comments

The search feature in SQL Developer is whiz-bang. You’re using it, right? But what about at the command line? I’m guessing many of you just pluck away at ALL_ or DBA_OBJECTS. Some of you may have written some custom scripts. But, what if you burned that into SQLcl? You can of course do this with the ALIAS command. You can …

Scripts – on Spooling and Output to Screen in Oracle SQL Developer

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 4 Comments

When executing scripts in SQL Developer, the amount of output we display on the screen is LIMITED. By design, we only show you 5,000 records from any query, and we limit the amount of output in total for a single script execution to 10,010 rows. This is controlled here: I know what you’re thinking… Why? A few reasons, but practicality …

SQLcl and the the ORDS JDBC Driver

thatjeffsmith ORDS 0 Comments

You know what SQLcl is. You know what ORDS is. How do those two things go together? Well, in ORDS 17.3 (Early Adopter/BETA!), we offer a new feature that allows you to execute ad hoc SQL and SQL scripts via HTTPS POST calls to ORDS. No access to the database via the Listener required. Wanna play? Maybe the easiest way …

Upcoming Webcasts: Getting Started with SQL Developer, SQLcl, & ORDS

thatjeffsmith ORDS, SQL Developer 12 Comments

I get the impression that many of you have thought about getting more acquainted with our development tools and platforms here at Oracle. But I ALSO get the impression that many of you just haven’t had the time. So, I’m officially inviting you to participate in a series of upcoming webinars I’ll be hosting. How they ‘work’ We’ll use a …

SQLcl – Setting Up the Formatter

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 2 Comments

Just because you’re in a command line interface doesn’t mean you’re stuck with ugly code! Wait, if it’s my code, you’re stuck with ugly code. But if it’s YOUR code, then you’re not stuck with poorly formatted code. You can of course use the FORMAT command to format what’s in a file or in the SQLcl buffer. I don’t like …

Oracle SQLcl new commands, find and which

Updated SQLcl: 2 New Commands, Bug Fixes, and 12cR2 Oh My!

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 11 Comments

You have a new version of SQLcl to download this morning. Lots and lots of bug fixes – again, thanks everyone in the community for providing feedback so we can make continuous improvements. A few things of note: Two New Commands They do pretty much what you’d expect. You’ll also notice something new on startup/connects if you’re using a ‘local’ …