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SQL Developer not working

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I installed SQL developers dot rel. 3.2.20.09.87 in my windows XP machine today. The downloadable zip file is available at oracle website http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/sql-developer/downloads/index.html.
Version I downloaded is :
Windows 32-bit - zip file includes the JDK1.6.0_35      Download Download 209 M
On clicking sqldeveloper.exe , the small Oracle SQL Developer window pops but it goes away in few seconds.

Any pointers to resolve this issue is highly appreciated !
  • 1. Re: SQL Developer not working
    Jeff Smith SQLDev PM ACE Moderator
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    Drill down into the sqldeveloper/bin directory. Start the sqldeveloper.exe from there. That should open a cmd window allowing you to see any error messages that might be causing SQL Developer to not open correctly.
  • 2. Re: SQL Developer not working
    Gary Graham Expert
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    Hi,

    To avoid losing the window before you can read what went wrong, run the sqldeveloper.exe version in directory
    <SQLDev_Install_Dir>\sqldeveloper\sqldeveloper\bin\sqldeveloper.exe
    instead.

    If you should need to do a more in-depth investigation, the following offers some good advice on debugging:
    http://www.thatjeffsmith.com/archive/2012/06/how-to-collect-debug-info-for-oracle-sql-developer/

    Regards,
    Gary
    SQL Developer Team

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