2020-04-26
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Syntax Highlighting With SQL Developer

Introduction A customer asked me if it is possible to show unused identifiers in SQL Developer. Since there is no PL/SQL compile warning for that, you might be tempted to say no. But you can always use PL/SQL Cop for static code analysis. Guideline G-1030 deals with variables and constants and guideline […]
2020-04-13
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Formatting Code With SQL Developer

Introduction I started using SQL Developer in 2013. Back then version 4.0 was the latest and greatest. But the capabilities of the formatter were disappointing. In 2017 Oracle released version 4.2 with a new formatter and has been improving it ever since. Version 19.2 brought us dynamic JavaScript actions within the parse-tree […]
2019-12-21

Update Center for Free SQL Developer Extensions

Introduction In July 2017 Oracle announced to release updates for SQL Developer on a quarterly basis. Installing multiple versions of SQL Developer on the same machine is not a problem. Therefore many developers install a new version as soon as it becomes available. On the first start SQL Developer offers to import […]
2019-10-24
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Integrate SQL*Plus Scripts in SQL Developer

I envy my DBA colleagues when they work with the Oracle Database from the command line in an incredibly efficient way. They just call a series of scripts with some parameters to get the desired information. Everything looks so easy, so smooth, so natural. I’m a developer. Basically a mouse pusher. I […]
2019-07-06
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Running utPLSQL Tests in SQL Developer

Introduction In November 2017 Jacek Gebal asked me if I could help to integrate utPLSQL into SQL Developer. In January 2018 we released the first MVP. Tests were executed in a new SQL Developer worksheet showing the result in the script output pane.This was easy to implement and it simplified the use […]
2019-04-08
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Using DBMS_DEBUG in SQL Developer

Do you need to debug PL/SQL units in SQL Developer? You can’t get it to work because someone refuses to open TCP ports between your database and your client? No problem. You can still configure the good old DBMS_DEBUG in your SQL Developer. I know it is deprecated since Oracle Database 12c. […]
2017-07-11
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Simplify the Use of PL/Scope in SQL Developer

In this post I showed how to do some code analysis with PL/Scope and how the views and packages of the plscope-utils might simplify this task. However, these views and packages are based on dba_* views and it is sometimes not that easy to get such privileges for an additional user in a non-personal database instance. […]
2017-05-14
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Get Ready for Oracle 12.2

The Oracle Database 12.2 grammar is now supported in the most current versions of PL/SQL Cop, PL/SQL Cop for SQL Developer, PL/SQL Cop for SonarQube and PL/SQL Analyzer. The following screenshot shows a query based on analytic views. Have a look at the full example on Oracle Live SQL, if you are interested in analytic views. […]
2016-09-25

Bitemp Remodeler v0.1.0 Released

I’ve been working on a flexible table API generator for Oracle Databases since several months. A TAPI generator doesn’t sound like a real innovation. But this one contains some features you probably have not seen before in TAPI generator and hopefully will like it as much as I do. In this post I will not […]
2016-06-26
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PL/SQL Bulk Unwrap

406 days ago I’ve released PL/SQL Unwrapper for SQL Developer version 0.1.1 and blogged about it. With this extension you can unwrap the content of a SQL Developer window. Time for an update. With the new verison 1.0 you can unwrap multiple selected objects with a few mouse clicks. In this blog […]