Well, I’ve been using SQL Developer for about three weeks now. When SQL Developer was first released a few years ago, I was not a big fan of this free tool. I’m still not a big fan at this point, but I will say that the tool is growing on me everytime I use it. What I’m finding interesting about it at this time is how it deals with RAW datatypes. When you select a RAW column from a table all you get in the column is (RAW) in the column.
select job_id, job_name, job_owner, job_description, job_type
where rownum < 4
Another good post for issues with RAW datatypes and PL/SQL see http://thinkoracle.blogspot.com/2005/11/raw-datatype.html