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January 13, 2006

Upgrading Raptor

At work we've been eating Oracle's dog food for them and running their new SQL development tool Project Raptor.

I rather like it. As it's an early adopter (a.k.a Beta) release I'm expecting the updates to come fast and furiously. The first one arrived yesterday and I dutifully installed it. As per the instructions I unzipped the new release in a different folder and fired it up. All was well but I had lost my database connection descriptions. Fear not, fair reader, because there is a simple way of retrieving them.

All you need to do is copy the IDEConnections.xml file from the jdev/system/oracle.onlinedb. folder of your original installation (you didn't delete it did you?) to the new one.

Update: I'm an idiot. If I had actually read the upgrade_guidelines.txt file that comes with Raptor I'd have noticed the instructions for migrating your connection settings. All you need to do before you upgrade is to right click on your connections list and select "Export Connections ...", then upgrade and right click on the connections list again and this time select "Import Connections ...". Remember kids, RTFM.

Posted by Andy Todd at January 13, 2006 08:05 AM