Oracle SQL Developer Top 10 Tips & Tricks

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Oracle SQL Developer product manager Jeff Smith shares his top 10 tips for boosting productivity and saving time while working with the Oracle Database IDE.

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  • Oracle SQL Developer Top 10 Tips & Tricks

    1. 1. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Oracle SQL Developer Tips & Tricks Jeff Smith Jeff.d.smith@oracle.com || @thatjeffsmith Senior Principal Product Manager Database Development Tools Group Oracle Confidential – Internal/Restricted/Highly Restricted
    2. 2. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Improve application developers experience  A Little History  Talk the Tip  Show the Tip  Questions As We Go!  Take notes or borrow mine at the end… Agenda
    3. 3. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Oracle SQL Developer  FREE Oracle Database IDE/GUI  Windows, OS X, *NIX  More than 3,500,000 users worldwide  My Oracle Support available via your DB license
    4. 4. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | SQL Developer Data Modeler Included for free, also available as a separate download/program Strategy and Analysis Relational Database Design Data Type Star Schema Physical Multidimensional ERD DFD Logical Reporting Import Models Domains
    5. 5. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Project Raptor (2005) ~ Oracle SQL Developer v1.0 (2006)  Version 1.5 (2008)  Version 2.1 (2009)  Version 3.0 (2011)  Version 3.1, 3.2 (2012)  Version 4.0 (2013) Release History
    6. 6. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Automatic can be annoying Disable: Open Object on Single Click  I like my data to stay put Enable: Show query results in new tabs 1. Configure the Automatic Stuff
    7. 7. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Adjust delay as comfortable  Suppress automatic suggestions if too many ‘hits’  Turn off completely and use ctrl+spacebar  Tweaked in v4.0.2 1B. Show the Automatic Completion Stuff
    8. 8. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | In lieu of clicking through SQL History (F8) 2. SQL History
    9. 9. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Add Comment  Execute via F5 (Script)  Comment labels match grid export formatter labels  ONLY works in SQLDev 3a. Format Query Results Directly to CSV, XML, etc
    10. 10. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | 3b. Copying Grids WITH Column Headers
    11. 11. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | 4a. Drag-n-Drop Objects to Editor
    12. 12. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Shift, Select, Drag, Drop  OR Ctrl+Select, Drag..  Ctrl walks the dependency tree  Preview DDL, save, export, etc 4b. Drag-n-Drop Objects to Model
    13. 13. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | 5. Viewing PL/SQL Execution Output (RefCursors)
    14. 14. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Right-Click on a Connection  Drop Down Controls for  Schema  Object  Same Functionality as Tree 6. Schema Browser
    15. 15. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | 1. Hold down Ctrl... …Mouse over object ...CLICK to open object 2. SHIFT+F4 (DESC) 3. Find DB Object Alt+G on object text 7. Three More Ways to Open/Browse Objects
    16. 16. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Create your own object actions  Extend the object editors 8. Extend the product with XML+SQL
    17. 17. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. |  Export data to Excel  Import from Excel to table  Existing  Build New One  XLSX Exports in 4 are faster 9. Excel Stuff
    18. 18. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Right Click in the Editor Tab, split gives you 2 independent views of the editor, New Tab Group lets you see multiple editors at once 10. Split Editors & New Document Tab Groups
    19. 19. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | OTN – SQL Developer – Forums – By Example Tutorials – My Tips & Tricks Blog Resources
    20. 20. Copyright © 2014 Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. | Customize Preferences Recall SQL History via keyboard Script Output in CSV, HTML, ... Drag ‘n’ Drop Tables to Worksheet Drag ‘n’ Drop Tables to Model PL/SQL Output Schema Browser Ctrl+Click, Shift+F4, Object Search Copying Grids w/ Column Headers XML Extensions All of my #SQLDev Posts :) The Tips in Blog Format

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