SQL Developer Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is Oracle SQL Developer?

    SQL Developer is a development environment that simplifies the development and management of Oracle Database. It offers a complete end-to-end development of your PL/SQL applications, a worksheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for managing the database, a reports interface, a complete data modeling solution, intergrated Oracle REST Data Services, and a migration platform for moving your 3rd party databases to Oracle.

  • How can I get started with SQL Developer?

    Download the Oracle Database Application Development VirtualBox Appliance. Our Hands-on Labs are included on this free resource, which also contais an Oracle Database and Oracle SQL Developer already installed, configured, and running. The labs run you through a very useful and complete set of SQL Developer exercises on your personal machine.

  • How is SQL Developer licensed?

    SQL Developer is a free no cost product that users can download from OTN. Users must first accept the OTN License agreement. SQL Developer is also included (and for no additional cost) with any Oracle Database license.

  • Is Oracle SQL Developer supported by Oracle Support?

    The latest production release of SQL Developer is supported by Oracle Support for any customers with support for the database they are using SQL Developer against. If customers encounter bugs in earlier releases that are fixed in a later release, they will be encouraged to upgrade to the latest release. Users can log any production release issues through Oracle Support.

  • Are the Early Adopter releases of Oracle SQL Developer supported by Oracle Support?

    No, the Early Adopter releases of SQL Developer are not supported. Early Adopter issues and questions can be posted on our active community forum. Users are expected to upgrade when a production release becomes available.

  • Is Oracle SQL Developer supported against Oracle Database 11g Express Edition (XE)?

    Yes. SQL Developer is certified to run against XE. Please note that XE is only supported through the XE OTN Discussion Forum.

  • What Database versions are supported?

    Oracle SQL Developer is certified to run on all supported Oracle Databases. See Certifications for details on release versions.

  • Will SQL Developer be shipped with the database?

    Yes, Oracle SQL Developer is shipped with Oracle Database 12c and will continue to be shipped with the database in the future.

  • Will SQL Developer continue to be a standalone tool?

    Yes, Oracle SQL Developer will continue to be a standalone tool.

  • What other Oracle products does SQL Developer support?

    Oracle SQL Developer supports Times Ten In-Memory Database and Oracle Data Mining.