SQL formatting

Aino Andriessen 3

Eddie Awad has a nice blog about three apps to format your SQL code. Especially the online tools, SQLinForm en the Online SQL Formatter, are very nice. Both offer some options to select the SQL dialect and the output format (e.g. upper/lowercase) and language (SQL, VB, Java etc). The former, being a java applet, is more feature-rich than the latter. Example:

select ename from (select ename from emp order by sal desc) where rownum < 4

becomes

SELECT ename
FROM
    ( SELECT ename
    FROM emp
    ORDER BY sal desc
    )
WHERE rownum < 4

3 thoughts on “SQL formatting

  1. SELECT   Last_Name,
             Salary,
             Department_Id
    FROM     Employees
    WHERE    Salary &lt  ANY (SELECT   Salary
                            FROM     Employees
                            WHERE    Job_Id = ‘it_prog’
                            ORDER BY 2)
             AND Job_Id &lt&gt ‘it_prog’
    ORDER BY 1

  2. Cool, I’ve been missing the SQL formatter in SQL*Navigator ever since I changed jobs. The option to download Online SQL Formatter and integrate it into our build is very tempting… Thanks for the pointers!

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