I don't think the Windows DB software install creates a menu item for sql developer. You need to find the program in the software install directory and run it from there.
I don't think the Windows DB software install creates a menu item for sql developer.
Yes it does; on Windows XP at least. The DB software includes a version of sql developer and, by default, installs it in the sqldeveloper folder of the DB_HOME. It creates a menu selection exactly where OP is looking for it; where the other tools (e.g. sql*plus) are located.
am not able to connect to oracle sql developer first time in my windows server.
in my server sql developer icon is not showing in "all_programs>oracle_home>application development".
am first time working in windows env..
server : windows
please let me konw how to connect to the sql developer.
Did you perhaps do a custom install? The DB software includes a version of sql developer and, by default, installs it in the sqldeveloper folder of the DB_HOME. Does that folder have sql developer in it?
I suggest that you NOT use the version of sql developer that ships with the database. That version will NOT be the current version.
Download the current version of SQL Developer, unzip it into a new folder and create a desktop icon for it.
The current version includes many, many bug fixes from that earlier DB version and you will have far fewer probems with it.
No it doesn't on Windows XP for me, so your sweeping generalisation is wrong. Try to check your facts.
I checked my 'facts' by performing a fresh install of the DB on top of a fresh install of XP. I don't know of a better way. If you have a better way post it in a new thread so we can all benefit.