Which one is it?
Oracle SQL Developer Release 3.0 (188.8.131.52.48)
If version 3, you'll need Java 6. You can set the path at the installation directory/sqldeveloper/bin/sqldeveloper.conf
In version 4 you should run Java 7 (although 8 seems to be OK so far). You can set the path at your Windows User, Application Data, Roaming Profiles, sqldeveloper/184.108.40.206/product.conf
The new location is noted in both the release notes and the docs.
"Which one is it" ?????
I am having a similar problem:
OS: Windows 2003 Standard Edition
readme.html from the above file:
"Oracle SQL Developer Release 3.0 (220.127.116.11.48) - Release Notes
Date: March 2011"
Is this version 3 or version 4??
Following the documentation after unpacking the zip file on my E: drive (where I put all my applications)
I click on sqldeveloper.exe and get the pop-up for the Java path. I try all three locations of java.exe none of which were acceptable. I now donot havea working version of SQL Developer.
Any help would be appreciated!!
exactly what directory paths did you try
I did a search on my computer after installing JAVA and found the following looking for java.exe. I tried each directory listed below:
Then you would use: E:\Java\jdk1.7.0_51
I thought I had to go to the directory where the java.exe was located.
It wants the 'JAVA JDK home' - think $ORACLE_HOME vs $ORACLE_HOME/bin...
In most cases we can find and set the java home for you. Most users never even see this prompt. We're trying to make it as painless as possible, but it still requires a bit of Java/JDK insight/info. Thanks for sticking with us.
Any confusion in this area is somewhat understandable due to changes picked up in 4.0 from the JDeveloper 12c IDE framework...
1. Through the 3.2.2 release, path prompt = Enter the full pathname for java.exe
2. Starting with 4.0, however, path prompt = Please specify the path to the Java JDK home (e.g., C:\Program Files\Java\jdk)
As the new prompt explicitly requests a JDK (as opposed to a JRE), the expectation is that the frequency of this question will diminish over time.