Re: PL/SQL editors?

From: Frank Hubeny <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 20:59:04 -0500
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The editor I currently like, for use on a Windows system, is Ultraedit which costs about $30 and can be obtained at

I have also coupled this with CS-RCS which provides a front end to gnu rcs, a version control system. This product is free for personal use and costs about $75 for each workgroup user. It can be obtained at

Some features that I look for in an editor are
(1) General purpose -- can it edit other files besides plsql files, such as
html, js or other text files.
(2) Does it provide a hex conversion function to check the packed decimal data
that someone might want you to load with sqlloader.
(3) Can it be configured to do simple routine tasks, such as check in a file to
rcs or copy a file to a server or run a file through sqlplus. (Ultraedit allows you to do these through its tool configuration menu.)
(4) Can you configure the color of special words to make the source code easier
to read. (Ultraedit does this through a wordfile which can be fine-tuned.)

Thanks to all the others who have mentioned their favorite editors. It will give me a chance to explore new tools.

Frank Hubeny
Wheaton, Illinois
Received on Thu May 20 1999 - 03:59:04 CEST

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