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SQL Developer, Installation

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Overview

The following covers the most essential steps to start using Oracle's SQL Developer on a Windows system. Paths to useful DBA features here.

Prerequisites

  • From your DBA get the following:
    • Username and Password (ex: scott\tiger)
    • Hostname (ex: lnx01).
    • Database Service Name (ex: oradb).
    • Port Number (ex: 1521).
  • You must have the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package installed.
    Choose the file named vcredist_x64.exe.

Procedure

  1. Create a C:\app directory (all Oracle software uses this as the base).
  2. Download the latest version to the C:\app directory.
    Select: Windows 64-bit with JDK n included
  3. Unzip the file. It will create a corresponding directory.
    Example: C:\app\sqldeveloper-19.2.1.247.2212-x64\sqldeveloper
  4. From the ...\sqldeveloper sub-directory create a shortcut to the
    sqldeveloper.exe file on to your desktop or taskbar.
  5. Double-click the desktop short-cut to start the application.

Initial Run

  • If prompted to Confirm Import Preferences select Yes if upgrading from older version.
  • On the top left, click the green plus (+) sign to create a connection.

Complete Essential Fields

Enter the values from your DBA for the items in blue.

  • Connection Name: <Enter a Descriptive>
  • Username: scott
  • Password: tiger
  • Select [x] Save Password.
  • Connection Type: Basic
  • Hostname: lnx01
  • Port: 1521
  • (x) Service Name: oradb
  • Press Test then Save after working.

Cool Features

Dashboard GUI

 SQLDev -> DBA -> +MyDB -> Database Status -> Instance View

Roles

 Menu -> View -> DBA (DBA Tab Opens)
 DBA Tab -> Security -> [Right-CLick] Roles: Create New