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Oracle SQL Developer 3.0: SQL*Plus Support

Date: March 2011

Supported SQL*Plus Commands

This document details the SQL*Plus commands you can use in the Oracle SQL Developer SQL Worksheet. SQL*Plus commands have to be interpreted by the SQL Worksheet before being passed to the database.

The SQL Worksheet currently supports a number of SQL*Plus commands. SQL*Plus commands which are not supported by the SQL Worksheet are ignored and are not sent to the Oracle database.

Command Release 1.1 Release 1.2.1 Release 1.5 Release 1.5.5 Release 2.1 Release 3.0
@ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
@@ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
/ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
acc[ept] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
a[ppend]            
archive            
archive log list            Yes
attr[ibute]            
appi[nfo]           Yes
array[size]           Yes
auto[commit]           Yes
copyc[ommit]           Yes
autorecovery           Yes
autotrace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
bre[ak]            
bti[tle]            
clear screen Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
c[hange]            
col[ulmn]         Yes (Limited, see below) Yes (Limited, see below)
conn[ect] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
comp[ute]            
copy           Yes
def[ine] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
del            
desc[ribe] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
disc[onnect]            
doc[ument] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
echo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ed[it]            
errors   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
esc[ape]   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
exec[ute] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
exit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
feed[back] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
get            
help            
ho[st] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
i[nput]            
l[ist]            
newpage            
null           Yes
oradebug            
pagesize            
passw[ord]           Yes
pau[se] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
print   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
pro[mpt] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
quit Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
r[un]            
recover            
rem[ark] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
repf[ooter]            
reph[eader]            
roll[back] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
sav[e]            
sta[rt] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
startup            
sho[w]           Yes
shutdown            
spo[ol]     Yes Yes Yes Yes
store            
term[out] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
timi[ng] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
tti[tle]            
undef[ine] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
user Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
var[iable]   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ver[ify]   Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
whenever Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
xquery Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 

The SQL*Plus column command supports a variety of formatting features. These are not included in the support here. Column support in SQL Developer 2.1 relates to input variable as shown in the example below.

column global_name new_value gname 
select user global_name from dual; 
prompt '&gname'

Returns

GLOBAL_NAME 
------------------------------ 
HR

1 rows selected

old:prompt '&gname' 
new:prompt 'HR' 
'HR'