1 About Oracle SQL Developer Web

Oracle SQL Developer Web is a browser-based application that uses ORDS (Oracle REST Data Services) to provide many of the database development and administration features of desktop-based Oracle SQL Developer.


Some features of Oracle SQL Developer Web are only available if you sign in as a user with database administration rights. For such features, a "restricted availability" statement appears at the start of the feature description; for example:

Availability icon Available only if you signed in as a database user with administrator rights.

The main features include running SQL statements and scripts in the worksheet, exporting data, creating Data Modeler diagrams for existing schemas, enabling database administrators to monitor and manage the database, and providing database administrators with a real-time SQL monitoring interface

For a complete integrated development environment, see Oracle SQL Developer.

About the SQL Developer Web User Interface

The SQL Developer Web user interface has three components:

  • The Header at the top

  • The page body, whose content varies depending on which page you are viewing

  • The Status Bar at the bottom


The header contains the selector icon, the main menu and the schema drop-down list.

  • Selector Icon

    Click the selector icon selector icon to switch between the Dashboard and the SQL Developer headers.

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  • Main Menu

    The main menu lists the pages available. The Dashboard is a single page and so has no main menu. The SQL Developer header's main menu has the following tabs:

    • Home: Displays widgets that provide a general overview of the activity and status in SQL Developer Web. See The Home Page.

    • Activity: Provides several pages to view the performance and other characteristics of your database. See The Activity Pages.
    • Worksheet: Enables you to enter and execute SQL and PL/SQL commands. See The Worksheet Page.

    • Data Modeler: Enables you to create diagrams from existing database schemas, generate DDL statements, and create reports. See The Data Modeler Page.

  • Schema Drop-Down List

    The schema drop-down list shows the database user you are signed in as, and provides the following items when you open it:

    • Preferences: Opens a dialog that lets you set your preferred time zone.

    • Log: Opens a dialog that shows the SQL Developer log.

    • Help: Opens online help for the page you are viewing in a new browser tab.

    • About: Opens a dialog providing version information for the database and other components as well as copyright and licensing information.

    • Sign Out: Signs you out of SQL Developer Web.

Status Bar

The status bar contains icons that link to log files. The three icons (Errors, Warnings, Processes) are filters that have been applied to the log file.

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Errors, Warnings: Displays an Errors or Warnings dialog, which lists log entries from unsuccessful REST calls or from any other problem in the application.

Processes: Displays a Processes dialog, which logs REST calls that are either finished or ongoing.

Log notification link: Displays a Log dialog, containing log entries of the following types: Errors, Warnings, Processes, SQL History and SQL Result.

Accessing Oracle SQL Developer Web

Oracle SQL Developer Web runs in Oracle REST Data Services and access to it is provided through schema-based authentication. To use Oracle SQL Developer Web, you must sign in as a database user whose schema has been enabled for SQL Developer Web.

In Oracle Autonomous Database databases, the ADMIN user is pre-enabled for SQL Developer Web. To enable another database user's schema, see Enabling User Access to SQL Developer Web.

In the SQL Developer Web login page, enter the user name and the password of the database user for the enabled schema. Then, click Sign In. The Worksheet page is displayed.

Enabling User Access to SQL Developer Web

To enable a database user to sign into SQL Developer Web, run the following code as the ADMIN user.

  p_enabled => TRUE,
  p_schema => 'schema-name',
  p_url_mapping_type => 'BASE_PATH',
  p_url_mapping_pattern => 'schema-alias',
  p_auto_rest_auth => NULL


  • schema-name is the database schema name in all-uppercase.
  • schema-alias is an alias for the schema name that will appear in the URL the user will use to access SQL Developer Web. Oracle recommends that you do not use the schema name itself as a security measure to keep the schema name from being exposed.

After enabling user access, the ADMIN user needs to provide the enabled user with their URL to access SQL Developer Web. This URL is the same as the URL the ADMIN user enters to access SQL Developer Web, but with the admin/ segment of the URL replaced by schema-alias/.