Re: SQL Developer, SQL*Plus woes

From: Joey D'Antoni <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 12:35:50 -0700 (PDT)
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I think the death of SQL*Plus has been greatly exaggerated--what Oracle client are you using--I have 10 and 11 and still have it.

However, the proper way to this in both SQL*Plus and SQL Developer, is to go call your second script using _at__at_ notation. What the second _at_ does is direct the program to use the directory of the parent script, versus the local directory where you are running.

Good luck,

Joseph D'Antoni
Synthes USA

From: "" <>
To: Oracle-L Freelists <>
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 3:26:11 PM
Subject: SQL Developer, SQL*Plus woes

I am trying to get used to SQL Developer as a replacement for SQL*Plus,
as Oracle saw fit to kill that simple little front end.  It loaded fast
and you ran your SQL or script.  Done is seconds flat.

With SQL*Plus, I can execute a local script with an '_at_' sign;
'_at_run_this_script.sql'.  And that script could call another script with
'_at_some_name.sql'.  I did not need to put the fully qualified directory
path; it looked for the called script from the same directory where it
finds '_at_run_this_script.sql'.

When I try this in SQL Developer, it complains that it can't find the
called script.  

Error report:
Unable to open file: "C:\Documents and

How does one do this with SQL Developer?


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