Hi all, I'm very new to this so pardon my basic questions. I recently installed Oracle 11g and it came with SQL Developer.
However, when I attempt to start SQL Developer from the Windows Start menu, I get a popup that says cannot find SQLDEVELOPER.BAT.
I have looked around for this file in the Oracle folder in Program Files but did not find it. I did find the sqldeveloper.exe.
When I double click on sqldeveloper.exe I get the following, a dialogue box pop-up that wants the full path name for java.exe.
What do I need to do?
Many thanks, -Nyssa
Edited by: 984219 on Jan 25, 2013 10:19 AM
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.
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.