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OCA Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I: A Real-World Certification Guide by Steve Ries

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An introduction to Oracle SQL Developer

Since SQL Developer is our SQL tool of choice, its important that we get a good feel for it right from the beginning. In this section, we learn about configuring and running SQL Developer.

Setting up SQL Developer

Let's get started with SQL Developer. If you have Oracle installed, you can launch SQL Developer in Windows XP from the Start menu, as shown next:

Start | All Programs | Oracle<program group> | Application Development | SQL Developer

SQL Developer runs as a Java application, so it may take a little while to load. The first time you start the application, you may get a message box, such as the one shown in the following screenshot:

If this happens, click on Browse and navigate to the java.exe file. ...

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