what version of sqldev are you running? if version 4 or higher it's product.conf where you se the java home, not the sqldeveloper.conf
SQL Developer 4.1.1
What directory will I find the product.conf in?
Not clear on this
I downloaded this file:
This is the one with the self-install
I do not seem to have that directory structure
Found the directory structure you referred to
Mine is at jerome/AppData/Roaming/sqldeveloper/4.1.1
# By default, the product launcher will search for a JDK to use, and if none
# can be found, it will ask for the location of a JDK and store its location
# in this file. If a particular JDK should be used instead, uncomment the
# line below and set the path to your preferred JDK.
# SetJavaHome /path/jdk <===== This is what it was
SetJavaHome C:/Program Files/Java/jdk1.8.0_31 <====== This is what I changed it to
Still get the same Errors
Copy the msvcr100.dll file to your sqldeveloper/bin folder or to your c:/program files/java/jdk1.8.0_31/bin folder
I have a copy of msvcr100.dll in sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin folder & in the c:/program files/java/jdk1.8.0_31/bin folder
and it's working now?
I just noticed you said you were running Vista. We don't support that OS anymore. I have no idea if Java 8 applications would work on it. You can keep trying, or you can get a much older version of SQL Developer that might have more luck, maybe version 3.1 or 3.2
Still not working. I get the same error messages. Yes I am using vista
This is how I am trying to run sqldeveloper:
In the c:/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin directory
I click on sqldeveloper.exe
I am running it the correct way?
As you are not having any success with the 4.1.1 download bundled with a 64-bit JDK, why not test the 3.2.2 download bundled with a 32-bit JDK?
Choose the Windows 32-bit - zip file includes the JDK1.6.0_35.
In 3.2.2 and below, we use the SetJavaHome in sqldeveloper.conf, but it should default correctly (../../jdk) anyway with the bundled download.
If you have time to read through some prior discussions of this issue, see the following and the related links within it...
With the right combination of downloads for your OS (32-bit / 64-bit, as needed), copying dll's around, and configuration of SetJavaHome, I would be very surprised if you are absolutely unable to get 4.1.1 running.
Basically yes, and if you wish to debug a bit by running from the command line...
1. In your sqldeveloper.conf, change the IncludeConfFile sqldeveloper-nondebug.conf line to reference sqldeveloper-debug.conf instead.
2. Open a CMD console window, change directory to your c:/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin and run the sqldeveloper.exe.
Perhaps some additional message will appear in the console.