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Oracle SQL Developer Support FAQ (Doc ID 2345874.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle SQL Developer - Version 1.0 to 17.4
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 This FAQ answers the most common questions concerning installation, licensing, and support for Oracle SQL Developer.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 1. Is SQL Developer a "Free" product?
 2. How to install SQL Developer?
 a. WINDOWS
 b. MAC
 c. LINUX
 3. What are the Support guidelines and limits for this "Free" product?
 Oracle Customers
 Installation
 Configuration
 Help configuring a connection to the database
 Bugging and testcase reproduction
 Non-customers
 Oracle Tech Network
 All Customers
 4. Can SQL Developer connect to non-Oracle databases for migration purposes?
 5. Can I use the SQL Developer included with Oracle Database or Client Software products?
 6. How are patches and enhancements (new features) handled in SQL Developer?
 7. If there are no patches released for older versions, how are fixes for older versions implemented?

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