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RDBPROD: SQL Developer and Oracle Rdb (Doc ID 556104.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Rdb Extension for SQL Developer - Version 7.3 to 7.3 [Release 7.3]
Oracle SQL/Services for Rdb on OpenVMS - Version and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium


Oracle SQL Developer is a free graphical tool for database development. With SQL Developer, you can browse database objects.

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The main purpose of SQL Developer is to run SQL statements and SQL scripts, and edit and debug PL/SQL statements. You can also run any number of provided reports, as well as create and save your own. SQL Developer enhances productivity and simplifies your database development tasks.

SQL Developer fully supports connections to Oracle 9i and above. 

Oracle Rdb Extension for SQL Developer, Release 7.3, was released in February 2010. This extension works with SQL Developer v4 or higher. Using the Oracle Rdb Extension for SQL Developer, you can connect to any target Oracle Rdb database using standard Oracle Rdb database authentication.

It is possible to create Database Connections for non-Oracle databases MySQL, SQL Server and MS Access for object and data browsing. Limited worksheet capabilities also available for these databases.


This article describes the status of using SQL Developer against an Rdb database without the extension and with the extension.


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