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Oracle SQL Developer 17.2 Release Notes

 

Date: July 2017

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 These release notes contain the following:


  1. New Features
  2. Before You Start
  3. FAQ
  4. Support
  5. Feedback
Versioning and New Features

New features and key enhancements for version 17.2 of Oracle SQL Developer includes, but are not limited to.

  • Versioning
    • Oracle SQL Developer’s version numbering system has been updated to reflect the release date. Version 17.2 reflects a release date of the 2nd calendar quarter of 2017. Going forward, the product will updated on a quarterly basis, allowing for bug fixes and feature updates to be provided on a more frequent basis.
  • Sharding Support
    • A new Oracle Sharding item is now available on the View > DBA Panel. It visualizes your Sharding topology and provide several reports.
  • Data Guard Support
    • Also available on the DBA panel, the Data Guard console visualizes your Active/Standby instances with current statuses, and includes several reports.
Before You Start

JDK Support

  • Oracle SQL Developer 17.2 release requires Java version 1.8 or above. Go here to download the latest version.
  • If SQL Developer cannot find a local JDK, you will be prompted to enter the location path for the JDK. Note that the prompt wants only the folder, not the java.exe.  For example C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_60.
 
Platform Support
  • Oracle SQL Developer 17.2 is available for Windows 7,8,10 and Windows Server 2008/2012, Linux or Mac OS X. (See full Certification)
 
Installing or Upgrading
  • All new releases of SQL Developer require a full installation. Download and unzip the file into an empty folder. Ensure the "Use folder names" checkbox is checked when unzipping the file.
 
Support & Feedback
  • Early Adopter Releases - support is limted to the Oracle Technology Network Space for SQL Developer. Please post your questions and feedback there. My Oracle Support does not support Early Adopter v

Extensions

Many of the features in SQL Developer are provided by other Oracle Database teams. Please use their respective OTN Community Spaces to provide feedback..

  • For all Data Mining related queries, please use the Data Mining forum
  • For all TimesTen related queries, please use the TimesTen forum
  • For all OLAP related queries, please use the OLAP forum
  • For all Data Modeler related queries, please use the Data Modeler forum
  • For all Database Migration related queries, please use the Migrations forum