Member lookup enables you to select the database objects or column names from a list as you create a SQL statement. Argument lookup provides hints for functions and procedures to help construct SQL statements. Both of these functions automatically display as you type the appropriate corresponding text in the SQL statement.
Member lookup displays the list of database object members for databases, users, tables, views and alias. For example, if a table name or alias is typed followed by "." then the corresponding lookup hint is the column names. You select the item from the list and it is entered in to the text. The [Ctrl+Space] can be used a short-cut key to bring up the member lookup.
Argument lookup displays the next argument parameter for functions and procedures. For example, if a procedure name is typed followed by "(" then the list of arguments is shown highlighting the next enterable argument. You cannot select items from the Argument lookup list. It provides a guide to help you determine what you should enter as a value for the function or procedure. The [Ctrl+Shift+Space] can be used as a short-cut key to bring up the argument lookup.
To enable or disable the member and argument lookup
Click Preferences .
Select the Editor tab.
Under the Lookup section, specify whether to use the lookups hints.
Specify whether to show the lookup hint for database object members.
Specify whether to show the argument parameters hint for functions and procedures.
Specify the minimum delay time before the lookup hint displays.
The text can be shifted from left to right or right to left using the Indent and Outdent functions. The number of characters shifted is dependent on the Block indent size (default = 3 characters) parameter in the Preferences window.
Highlight the text or place the cursor on the line to be indented and click Indent.
To outdent text
Highlight the text or place the cursor on the line to be outdented and click Outdent.
You can comment or uncomment a line of text by selecting the line or highlighting the text and using the Comment and Uncomment functions. These two functions use the single line comment delimiter "- -".
Commenting out a line means that the line is ignored during execution.
To comment a line of text
Select the text or place the cursor on the line to be commented and click Comment . Notice that the beginning of a text or line prefix is marked with the " - - " delimiter.
To uncomment a line of text
Select the text or place the cursor on the line to be uncommented and click Uncomment . Notice the first occurrence of the " - - " comment delimiter is removed.
Text can be changed from uppercase and lowercase by selecting the text and using the Uppercase and Lowercase functions.
To change text to uppercase
Select the text and click Uppercase.
To change text to lowercase
Select the text and click Lowercase.