CYGWIN and SQLcl

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 20 Comments

For those Windows users out there who want both a BASH shell AND a really cool command line interface to Oracle Database – I have good news! We updated SQLcl yesterday to include support for CYGWIN. I have Cygwin64 and Windows 7. We also added a new command, SHOW TNS. This will help you figure out how and where we’re …

On SQL Developer and TNSNAMES.ORA

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 46 Comments

Tnsnames.ora [DOCS] is a configuration file for SQL*Net that describes the network service names for the databases in your organization. Basically, it tells Oracle applications how to find your databases. This post is just a quick overview on how to get SQL Developer to ‘see’ this file and define a connection. There’s only a single prerequisite for having SQL Devleoper …