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Better SQL Formatter in Oracle SQL Developer, Finally a Reality

As mentioned on OracleCommunity.net, Oracle SQL Developer 1.5 Early Adopter 1 (EA1) is now available for download. As with any new release, there are new features and bug fixes. But, they are not yet detailed in the release notes.

However, I know that the one feature that I have been eagerly waiting for is finally here, it is the brand new and enhanced SQL Formatter (screenshots below). Not bad at all!

I’ll be using SQL Developer 1.5 as my main SQL and PL/SQL development tool for the next few days and weeks. Let’s see if this release will convince me to ditch Quest’s SQL Navigator.

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Filed in Oracle on 03 Feb 08 | Tags: , , ,


Reader's Comments

  1. |

    I have tried using SQL Developer a few times but I did not find it good enough to convince me to give up using TOAD. I will try this version too.

  2. |

    @Yas: Me too. I do not think that SQL Developer, even 1.5, has all the features of TOAD. But, as a developer, do you need or use all the features of TOAD? in other words, does SQL Developer 1.5 let us do everything that we need to do, with ease? We’ll see.

  3. |

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  4. |

    How did this work out for you? Was 1.5 good-enough for you as a developer?

  5. |

    @NTamms: 1.5 is better than 1.2, that’s for sure.