SQL-Developer: Activate logging

In case you want to activate logging in SQL-Developer – here is how:

  1. Close all open SQL-Developer instances.
  2. Find the “sqldeveloper.conf” file
    1. Windows:
      1. goto the directory where the SQL-Developer program is installed.
      2. goto the subdirectory “sqldeveloper\bin”
    2. Mac OS X:
      1. goto your applications folder (“/Applications”)
      2. open the SQLDeveloper-App via context menu (“right mouse click”)
      3. goto the subdirectory “Contents/Resources/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper/bin”
  3. Open the file “sqldeveloper.conf” with the text editor of your choise.
  4. Deactivate the following line by adding a “#” at the beginning:
    #IncludeConfFile sqldeveloper-nondebug.conf
  5. Add a new line with the following text to the file:
    IncludeConfFile sqldeveloper-debug.conf
    AddVMOption -Dcom.methodr.loglevel=all

  6. Save the file.
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