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Which Java download needed for SQL Developer

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I am running Windows 7 Professional, (64) and have downloaded and unzipped sqldeveloper64-3.2.20.09.87-no-jre.zip. When I execute sqldeveloper.exe I enter this path to the Java JDK: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_37\bin\java.exe and a message responds:

Oracle SQL Developer

Unable to launch the Java Virtual Machine Located at path C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_37\bin\msvcr71.dll


I am going with a 32 bit version of Java because I use Chrome (32) and the 1.6 JDK because the SQLDev info says it must be south of 1.7. The last time I installed SQLDev getting the right version of Java was a big pain too. Could someone give me then name of the package to download and the URL to access it?

The jdk I installed: jdk-6u37-windows-i586.exe.

I would have hoped that Oracle bundled the SQLDev with the Java.


Your help would be much appreciataed.

Edited by: user606303 on Nov 30, 2012 2:34 PM

Edited by: user606303 on Nov 30, 2012 2:35 PM
  • 1. Re: Which Java download needed for SQL Developer
    Gary Graham Expert
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    Hi,
    I would have hoped that Oracle bundled the SQLDev with the Java.
    Note that the very first download offered is Windows 32-bit - zip file includes the JDK1.6.0_35 (also 32-bit). See here...
    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/downloads/index.html

    Since you opted to
    downloaded and unzipped sqldeveloper64-3.2.20.09.87-no-jre.zip
    you are expected to specify a 64-bit JDK, which gets installed to
    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_37\bin
    rather than
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_37\bin
    The basic rules:
    1. 32-bit JDK/App on 32-bit Windows;
    2. 32-bit JDK/App (runs under WoW64) or 64-bit Java/App on 64-bit Windows.

    Regards,
    Gary
    SQL Developer Team

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