how to install sql developer on windows 10 by manish sharma

In this SQL Developer Tutorial we will learn how to install SQL Developer on Windows 10 x64 bit as well as on windows10 x32 bit. If you are looking to install Oracle Database 12c on your system then click here. Also for Oracle Database 18c installation click here.

SQL developer is a free database management and development tool created by Oracle itself. You do not have to pay a single penny to use this software.

Though SQL Developer is completely free yet it is a very powerful tool in the market and packs several features which you don’t find even in various paid software. Moreover both database developer and administrator can take advantage from this tool.

How to Install SQL Developer on Windows 10

Installing SQL Developer is a 2 step process.

  Step 1: Install latest version of Java Development Tool Kit (JDK)
  Step 2. Install SQL Developer.

Step 1: Install Java Development Kit (JDK) on Windows 10

SQL Developer require latest version of Java Development Kit (JDK) installed on your windows 10. Thus before installing and start working with SQL Developer we need to properly install JDK.

If you already have latest version of JDK installed on your system then you can directly jump onto the step 2 and install SQL Developer.

Download Java Development Tool Kit (JDK)

To install Java Development kit on windows 10 first we need to download it. You can do so by visiting Oracle website or you can also click here for the direct link.


QuickTip 
You can download the JDK for Windows 10 x64 bit by clicking the link with name the Windows x64 on the Java SE Development Toolkit download page. Also for the Windows 10 x32 bit you can use the link with the name Windows x86.

JDK installation is fairly simple. Once you have downloaded the JDK according to the Operating system then right click the .exe file and select “run as administrator” option that will start the installation.

Install Java Development Tool Kit (JDK) on Windows 10.

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On welcome screen of JDK installer simply press “Next”

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From screen 2 copy the “JDK home” path.You need to specify the location of your JDK home to the SQL Developer thus make sure to note it down somewhere. Click “Next” – that will start the installation.

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Java Development Tool kit (JDK) installer will also install the Java Run time Environment (JRE) on your system. On screen3 you can change the JRE installation location if you want otherwise hit next.

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JDK installer screen 4 is the last step. Here you simply have to click close.

Step 2: Install SQL Developer on Windows 10.

SQL Developer does not require any installation on your system. You simply have to extract the files and execute the SQL Developer and start working.

Download the SQL Developer Software

You can either download the SQL Developer software from oracle website or click here for the direct SQL developer download page link.

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To download the SQL Developer first you need to accept the “License agreement” and then choose the SQL Developer version according to your operating system architecture.  You will also need to sign-in into your free oracle account to download the desired files.

how to install SQL developer on Windows 10 by Manish Sharma

All the SQL Developer software contents are downloaded as zipped files. To start working with SQL Developer you need to first un-zip the content of your download.


QuickTip:
For better organization try to place the extracted content [SQL Developer folder] with all the Oracle Directories.Though it is not mandatory.

After that go to the folder SQL Developer which you just un-zipped and find the executable file with the name“SQLDeveloper.exe” then double click and execute it. This will launch the SQL Developer software.

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Sometimes execution might give a“publisher security warning”. There is no need to panic SQL Developer is designed, developed and maintained by oracle and it is completely secure. Just simply hit “Run” and proceed ahead.

How to install Oracle SQL Developer on Windows 10 by Manish Sharma

Though it happens rarely yet SQL Developer might ask you to specify the “JDK home” path. In such case supply the JDK home location in the pop up box which you noted down in the 2nd step of the JDK installation.

All the steps shown above can be used for installing SQL Developer on Windows 10 x64 as well as x32 bit version.

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