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Oracle SQL Developer 19.1 Release Notes


Date: April 2019

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 These release notes contain the following:

  1. Bugs Fixed
  2. Feature Enhancements
  3. Before You Start
  4. FAQ
  5. Support
  6. Feedback


Feature Enhancements

Real Time SQL Monitoring:

  • Single save button, now supports raw XML, HTML, and a PNGHTML export now includes Metrics graphs
  • Availability of Other stats now indicated with a button on the report grid
  • In-memory stats available, shown in a different color and an expanded toolbar message
  • Columnar encodings stats from xml now included

Database Connection Dialog

  • Simpler layout, connection name is separated from database username inputs
  • Proxy User configuration moved up alongside database user area
  • Advanced connection type is now Custom JDBC
  • For any Oracle connection type, there is now an Advanced page you can use to set custom JDBC properties
  • Cloud Wallet connections now support the Proxy defined in SQL Developer or a custom Proxy
  • OCI:THICK connections can now be defined at the connection level, use the checkbox on the Advanced page, vs only for the entire application via preferences

Oracle Cloud Support

  • SWIFT API credentials can now be used for doing Cart UPLOAD or Data Pump IMPORTS for Autonomous Database Cloud Services

Code Insight is now faster, more efficient!

Before You Start

JDK Support

  • Oracle SQL Developer 19.1 release requires Oracle Java 8 or 9, with a minimum version of 1.8 update 121. 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.
  • Java versions 10 and higher are not yet supported and will not work.
  • Users with high DPI displays may have rendering issues with Java 9, and are encouraged to run Java 8.
  • The Data Miner and SVN client features require Java 8, and will not work with Java 9.
Platform Support
  • Oracle SQL Developer 19.1 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


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