Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sharing Common Connections Between JDeveloper Machines


In order to work in a team environment JDeveloper offers many small nuggets that can make our life easier and implement development standards.

In this post we will take a look how to export and import application servers, database connections from one  Jdeveloper machine to another. You can even store these connections in your source control system to share.

Resource Palette:

You will find common place for all connections in JDeveloper under Resource Palette. Click View menu and select Resource Palette

Exporting Connection:

Right click on your desired connection and choose Export, select which connections you want to export and provide the destination, click OK the resulting window will give you the status

Save the destination file to source control or network drive (optional):

For better teamwork i would recommend to store these connections in source control system as shown in the slide i have a folder in Visual SVN repository called Connections and under that the exported file from JDeveloper.

Importing a Connection into JDeveloper

Now developers can export the connections from source control system to their file system and import connections into JDeveloper.

There you go hope you find the post useful feel free to comment. More gold nuggets to follow.

Happy JDeveloping,
Zeeshan Baig