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SQL Dev connection properties display very slow

user637881 Member Posts: 59 Blue Ribbon

Why does it take so long for connection properties to display? As recently as version 18.4, the connection properties would display instantly. In 19.4 and 20.4 it takes 20-30 seconds for the connection properties to display.

Other things are also slow. I exported my connection properties and it took about 20 seconds from the time I clicked Export Connections for the list of connections to display. Then when I selected the connections and clicked Next and clicked browse, it took another ~20 seconds for the Choose Export File dialogue to display. After selecting a file and clicking Save it took yet another ~20 seconds for the path and file to display in the dialogue.

Everything else I've done seems to work normally. These things are really slow. Is this a known issue? Is it me? I'm running SQL Developer on a Windows laptop with the included java option. I've monitored Task Manager while doing this and there's nothing unusual going on.




  • thatJeffSmith-Oracle
    thatJeffSmith-Oracle Distinguished Product Manager Posts: 7,658 Employee

    A guess

    try this first, add this to your sqldeveloper.conf folder

    AddVMOption -DIndexedPreferencesCommand=false

    start up SQLDev, and try opening the properties

    If it's still slow, go into preferences -

    Environment - Persist file names and directory paths (UNCHECK!)

    Restart SQLDev, try again.

  • user637881
    user637881 Member Posts: 59 Blue Ribbon

    That did it! I had to do both the conf file addition and the Environment preferences change.

    Thanks for your help.


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