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.
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.
On welcome screen of JDK installer simply press “Next”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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SQL Developer FAQ
- What is Oracle SQL Developer used for?
SQL Developer is a powerful database management software. The versatile nature of this tool makes it the best fit for managing database, also for database app development.
- Is Oracle SQL Developer download free?
Yes, off course it is a free graphical user interface (GUI) which is designed and developed by Oracle itself.
- Do we need Oracle client for SQL Developer?
Not necessarily. You can use SQL developer to not only connect with the Oracle Database but also with other databases available in the market, for example, Microsoft SQL Server. These databases can exist either on your local machine or at a remote location.
- How do I install SQL Developer?
SQL Developer is such simple software that there is no need to install it on your machine. You can download it and start using it.