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Note that the version of SQL Developer that ships with Oracle 11g is rather old. In my opinion, the best approach would be to download the latest production release:
Choose Windows 32-bit - zip file includes the JDK1.6.0_35 and unzip it into an empty directory. It will run on either 32-bit or 64-bit Windows systems and already contains the correct JDK, so you avoid having to worry about that.
That worked like a charm! Thank you so much!
Who'd a thunk that the newest version of Oracle would ship with an old version of SQL Developer.
We update SQL Developer on the major database releases, not for each patch for minor version. It's been awhile since 11gR2 debuted, so you see the older copy of SQL Developer.
Also, most folks will run it from their desktop, not directly from the database server...
Isn't Java 1.6 too dangerous to install in these days with lots of warnings.
Tried to instal latest 7 U13 SDK, but SQL developer just emit error messages :-(
Unable to launch the Java Virtual Machine Located at Path C:\Program files\Java\jdk1.7_13\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll
The security issues don't involve Java 6 and are limited to the version that run in your browser. The 1.6JDK that ships with SQL Developer 32 bit windows distribution is unaffected.
You can run SQL Developer with Java 7 but you will get a warning message on startup that we don't support it. Which we technically do not, for now.