Oracle – SQL Developer – Customize – Editing – Preferences – Tabs Versus Spaces

Background

Let us begin the process of customizing our SQL Developer Editor.

Outline

  1. Preference
    • Tabs Versus Spaces
    • Show White Spaces

Tasks

Preferences

Preference – Tabs Versus Spaces

Outline

  1. Access Menu
    • Access the Menu and select Tools and Preferences
  2. In the Preferences Window
    • Within the left navigator tree, access the options Code Editor / Format / Advanced Format
    • Within the group box Indentation
      • Indent Spaces
        • Please enter the number of space characters
      • Indent With
        • Choose one of the options listed below
          • Tabs
          • Spaces

Images

Image – Preferences – Code Editor – Format – Advanced Format

 

Preference – Tabs Versus Spaces

Outline

  1. Access Menu
    • Access the Menu and select Tools and Preferences
  2. In the Preferences Window
    • Within the left navigator tree, access the options Code Editor / Display
    • Review the “Show Whitespace Characters” option

View

Let us review the sample editor contents

View – Tabs

Here is what Tabs look like ( when whitespaces are shown ):-

  1. Tabs
View – Spaces

Here is what spaces look like ( when whitespaces are shown ):-

  1. Spaces
    • Spaces – 01
      Link

Images

Image – Preferences – Code Editor – Display

 

Image – Sample – Editor – Tabs
Sample 01

Image – Sample – Editor – Spaces
Sample 01

 

References

  1. Jeff Smith
    • That Jeff Smith
      • How To: Configure TABs in SQL Developer
        Link
      • Tabs in your Code
        Link
  2. Stack Overflow
    • Alex Poole
      • Unwanted sign on each line of worksheet
        Link

 

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