Oracle SQL Developer Command Line (SQLcl) 17.4 Release Notes

 

Date: December 2017

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These release notes contain the following:

  1. Version Updates
  2. Before You Start
  3. Known Issues
  4. Support
  5. Feedback
  6. Unsupported SQL*Plus Commands
Version Updates

SQLcl 17.4 updates include enhancments and bug fixes. Here are a selection of higher priority bugs, customer bugs and issues raised by the community on the OTN Forum since the previous release.

  • ABLE TO SET LINESIZE SET LIMIT IN SCRIPT OUTPUT
  • ADDED FULL APEX EXPORT AND SPLITTER
  • ADDED SUPPORT FOR REST JDBC DRIVER TO BRIDGE COMMAND
  • OPERATORS SUPPORTS DATABASE COPY
  • FIXED ISSUES WITH COLUMN HEADER ALIGNMENTS
  • SET COLUMN TYPE WHEN SQLFORMAT IS JSON
  • VARIABLES SHOWED BY DEFINE COMMAND SHOULD ALWAYS BE OF TYPE CHAR
  • REFACTORED MATRIX AND EARLEY TO SUPPORT PARSING BACKWARDS
  • APPEND OSUSER TO FILE NAMES FOR MULTIPLE OSUSER USE
  • APEX EXPORT COMMAND NOW EXPORT TO FILE
  • BETTER LOGGING FOR URL REDIRECT AND STREAM RESET
  • FORMAT 9999.9 SUPPORTED IN SQLCL
Before You Start

JRE Support
  • SQLcl release 17.4 requires Java version 1.8 and above. Go here to download the latest version.
  • If SQLcl cannot find a local JRE, you will be prompted to enter the location path for the JRE. Note that the prompt wants only the folder, not the java.exe.  For example C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_91
 
Known Issues
  • Invoking SQL Recall for a previous statement which has a line exceeding the width of your display, the in-line editor will be unable to access or edit the line with the overflow. Workaround this issue by resizing your terminal display wide enough to prevent line-wrapping.
 
Platform Support

SQLcl release 17.4 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 SQLcl and 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

Production Releases - you are supported by Oracle Support under your current database Support license for SQL Developer production releases. Log SQL Developer bugs and issues using My Oracle Support for the product.

Feedback

There are a number of different forums supporting the features in SQLcl. When using the forums, be sure to use clear subject lines to initiate a thread and try to avoid using old, unrelated threads for a new issue.


SQL*Plus List of Unsupported Commands and Features

Commands 
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  •  REPFOOTER

System Variables and Environment Settings via the SET Command
  • autoprint
  • autorecovery
  • cmdsep
  • copytypecheck
  • describe
  • eschar
  • flagger
  • flush
  • fullcolname
  • logsource
  • loboffset
  • markup
  • recsep
  • recsepchar
  • shiftinout
  • sqlcase
  • sqlprefix
  • sqlterminator
  • tab
  • underline
  • xmloptimizationcheck