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SQL Navigator for Oracle 7.4 - Installation Notes

Model Area

Use the model area to visually join or manipulate the Tables, Views and Synonyms.


Add objects

Show/Hide the Table Selector on the SQL Modeler Toolbar. It lists the tables, views and synonyms available to you for inclusion in your SQL Model. Double-click each desired Table, View, Synonym, OR drag and drop them from the list to the model area. As the objects are presented on the model area, join lines are drawn from any established foreign keys in the DDL.

Additionally, drag-and-drop objects from:


  • To open SQL Modeler with a table, select the table in DB Navigator then click Object Menu | SQL Modeler.
  • You can click in a table header and drag and drop the table where you want it in the Model Area.


Build a query

Steps Description
Clear an existing query from the Model Area, if required. Click New Model on the SQL Modeler Toolbar.
Define the type of statement you want to create. Choose SELECT, UPDATE, DELETE, or INSERT from the SQL Modeler Toolbar.

Add objects to the Model Area.

Drag and drop Tables, Views, or Synonyms from the Table Selector to the modeling area.

You can show/hide the Table Selector on the SQL Modeler Toolbar.

Specify table columns to be used in the query.

Select column names in the tables in the Model Area.

Note: If no table columns are selected, then all columns will be included in the query.

Set criteria for the query

See the Criteria Tab.

View your query as SQL code or as a data grid.

Click the Generated Query Tab and Query Results Tab.

Save the model

Save the model from the SQL Modeler Toolbar.


TIP: You can use the SQL Modeler Toolbar to copy the query to the Code Editor window.


Create a table join

  1. Add two table names to the Model Area.
  2. In the first table, click the column name that you want to join. Drag it to the corresponding column name in the second table.
  3. When the join is successfully created, SQL Modeler draws a connecting line that represents the join between the two table columns.

TIP: To specify criteria for a table join, double-click on the connecting line joining the two columns. This opens the View Joins Dialog.


Menus in the Model Area

Right click the model

Menu Description

Copy Model Image To Clipboard

Copy a bitmap image of the model to the Windows Clipboard



Show / Hide tables in the model.

Hidden tables are not included in the Generated Query (Generated Query Tab).

Calculated Fields Add calculated fields based on other table columns.


Join Text Show the column names that comprise the joins.
Adjust Model Origin Move the model so the upper left object is in the upper left of the Model Area.
Primary Key Show the Table Primary Keys. Show PK next to each Primary Key column.
Indexes Show the Table Indexes. Show IDX next to each Index column.
Show Field Type Show the column data type in each table.


Run Query in Thread Run the query in a way that allows you to halt it in the middle if necessary.
Global Where Clauses Open the Global WHERE Conditions Window. Use to add a WHERE clause to the query.

Global Having Clauses

Open the Global HAVING Conditions Window. Use to add a HAVING clause to the query.

TIP: Use the Criteria Tab to set GROUP BY first.

Query Variables Add variables. These variables are used in the Global WHERE Definition Dialog and Global HAVING Definition Dialog.
Auto Join All Objects Join all tables based on DDL Foreign Key Constraints.
Hide fields Show / Hide the list of columns in the table in the model area.
Zoom to table Select a table to focus.
Toggle Full Screen Mode Show / Hide the Table Select List and Criteria/Generated Query/Query Results tabs.
Optimize All Table Sizes Minimize the size of the tables in the Model Area.
Arrange Tables Arrange the tables in the Model Area.

Right click the Table object

Menu Description
Set Table Alias Set the Table Alias. The value is added to the Criteria Tab.
Alias Field Names Set the Field Alias for each column in the table. The values are added to the Criteria Tab.
Auto Join Automatically join this table to others based on DDL Foreign Key Constraints.
Show Schema Name in SQL Shows / Hide the schema name in the Generated Query (Generated Query Tab).
Remove Table Remove this table from the model.
Select All Select / unselect columns in the table.
Unselect All
Invert Selection
Optimize Size Restore the size of the table to its default size.


Temporarily hide the table from the model.

While the table is hidden it will not be included in the Generated Query (Generated Query Tab).

TIP: To hide multiple tables or show hidden tables, right click on the Model Area and select Tables | Visibility.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
Up and down arrow keys Move you around in lists
Space bar Select / Unselect boxes
Tab Move forward one area (table, menu, list, etc)
Shift-Tab Move back one area (table, menu, list, etc)
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