2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2013 7:39 PM by Gary Graham-Oracle RSS

    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-Oracle
          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-Oracle
            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