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Oracle SQL Developer 17.4.1 Release Notes


Date: March 2018

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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

Release 17.4.1 includes minor updates to support Autonomous Data Warehouse Cloud Service.

New features and key enhancements for version 17.4 of Oracle SQL Developer includes, but are not limited to.

  • Java 9 (JDK) is now supported
  • Data Guard in DBA panel is only available for 12c and higher connections
  • Updated the NoSQL drivers to version 4.5
  • Added support for defining consumer group mappings for CLIENT_ID
  • Preferences Search feature now covers all options
  • Differentiate between a temporary connection used in the unshared worksheet and a truly private connection used internally for things like the UT Repos or the Instance Viewer....the naming logic for the Unshared Worksheet is now 'MyConn (Unshared)' instead of 'MyConn__1'
  • RAC support added to Real Time SQL Monitoring
Before You Start

JDK Support

  • Oracle SQL Developer 17.4 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_152.
Platform Support
  • Oracle SQL Developer 17.4.1 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 Releases.


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