OraDeveloper Tools Overview

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OraDeveloper Tools is a powerful add-in designed to simplify the Oracle database application development process. It integrates into Embarcadero RAD Studio (Delphi), making all database development and administration tasks available from your favorite IDE. It provides an easier way to explore and maintain existing databases, design compound SQL statements, query and manipulate data in different ways.

Main advantages of OraDeveloper Tools

Integration with the most popular IDEs

OraDeveloper Tools brings Oracle development and administration power to the newest development environments from Embarcadero.

  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2
  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE
  • Delphi and C++Builder 2010
  • Delphi and C++Builder 2009
  • CodeGear RAD Studio 2007

Collaboration with Oracle data access libraries

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Convenient Server Browsing

Navigating through databases has never been easier. An integrated Database Explorer window lets you effortlessly browse the entire server hierarchy. With one-click access to data and property views, you can reach, view, and modify all database schema objects in seconds. Database Explorer displays database object dependencies for easy finding of depending objects, and stores user browsing history for easy returning to visited objects and folders. OraDeveloper Tools allows you to search for database objects in selected schemas by name. You can also search for PL/SQL code in source objects and locate data in tables, views, and materialized views.

Simple Object Creation and Modification

With OraDeveloper Tools you will no longer need to spend hours manually modifying database structure. OraDeveloper Tools automates routine tasks and makes common database operations easily accessible. You can create and duplicate schema objects directly from the Database Explorer and visually modify objects, add constraints, and set triggers with a set of powerful objects editors. Object editors are optimized for efficient database interaction and feature intuitive and user-friendly layouts. Moreover, OraDeveloper Tools gives you full control of the database engineering process and lets you view the DDL statements of each schema object and generate and edit DDL scripts for multiple database objects.

Database Project Support

OraDeveloper Tools comes with an extensive project management system that you can use create database projects and integrate related database development files. Database project units make it easer to manage large development projects and automate routine database maintenance tasks. You can use the Solution Explorer to bookmark and integrate separate scripts, query files and favorite database objects into projects, work on them from a single workspace, compile source objects, and easily deploy entire project batches, specifying the order of execution. With New Database Project Wizard you can easily create a new project or import an existing schema to a new project.

Advanced SQL Handling

Enhanced SQL editor provides many useful features to make the development process easier. It simplifies SQL scripting by highlighting syntax as you type and helps you write queries with context-sensitive code completion and parameter information features for both scripts and single statements. Moreover, a separate SQL history keeps track of which SQL statements you have run and stores them so you can recall any of them once you need it. OraDeveloper Tools contains a number of most frequently used code examples to use in your SQL scripts or stored routines. Document Outline window shows opened SQL document logical structure. It can be used to view document elements and navigate to them. Navigation bar eases navigation between DDL statements. Any SELECT statement in a script or PL/SQL object can be visually designed with Query Builder. Advanced Visual Query Builder makes it possible to build even the most complicated queries without typing a single line of text. OraDeveloper Tools also supports some SQL*Plus commands.

PL/SQL and SQL Script Debuggers

With OraDeveloper Tools, you can debug all Oracle source objects with a built-in PL/SQL Debugger and perform step-by-step execution of SQL commands with an integrated SQL script debugger. OraDeveloper Tools lets you set breakpoints to stop execution on any line of code. It includes a Call Stack window for viewing the currently active stack of PL/SQL program and a Watches window and evaluating and modifying program variables.

Database Administration Tools

OraDeveloper Tools features a powerful database administration toolkit, including Security and Session Managers and Schema Import and Export Wizards. Security Manager allows you to perform the full range of database security administration tasks such as manipulating users, granting and revoking roles and privileges, managing profiles. Session Manager lets you control user sessions and watch their information.

Powerful Data Editing

Grid-based Data Editor has everything you might require when inspecting and editing data. You can filter, group, and sort data in-place, as well as customize the grid, cache updates on client, or control data manipulation with connection-level transactions. A separate LOB Viewer and LOB Editor allow you to view and edit field values that contain binary and long text data.

Easy Data Export

You can export all the selected data or only specific rows and columns. Data export wizard helps you export data to Text, HTML, XML, and MS Excel file formats. Before exporting you can customize export style attributes, such as text, background and border color, font, and set output format of exported columns.

Flexible Database Backup and Restore

Use the Export Utility Wizard to back up part or all of a database in binary format. The versatility of native Oracle Exp and Imp utilities is now available in a short sequence of user-friendly dialogues. Import Utility provides you a very easy database restoring from previously exported file.

Schema Export Wizard allows you to extract schema to script. You can extract any database objects metadata, extract data from all or selected tables, set different extracting options, which affect the result script. Schema Import Wizard provides you a very easy schema restoring from a script.

Wide Oracle Server Support

We support all range of Oracle servers from 8i to 11g.

Direct Access to Oracle Server

OraDeveloper Tools does not require Oracle client software installed and can communicate directly with the Oracle server.

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OraDeveloper Tools for RAD Studio

The OraDeveloper Tools for RAD Studio edition is built on Embarcadero integration technology. It includes add-ins for the following environments:

  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE2
  • Embarcadero RAD Studio XE
  • Delphi and C++Builder 2010
  • Delphi and C++Builder 2009
  • CodeGear RAD Studio 2007