Solution for MySQL ERROR 1396 (HY000): Operation CREATE USER failed for

This indicates that the user already exists, or did exist but that all of the data for that user has not been deleted.

As the mysql root user:

REVOKE ALL PRIVILEGES, GRANT OPTION FROM 'user'@'hostname';
DROP USER 'user'@'hostname'

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Backspace, Delete, and/or Return Key Stops Working in Oracle SQL Developer

So, I fire up SQL Developer to run some queries against a QC server and for some reason, I am no longer able to use the backspace, delete, or return keys to edit .sql files opened in the program.

I tried opening a new .sql file, and restarting SQL Developer.  I then tried restarting Windows.  None of those worked.

After a bit of searching I found a forum posting that indicated by going to Tools/Preferences/Accelerators and clicking the “Load Preset…” → Continue reading “Backspace, Delete, and/or Return Key Stops Working in Oracle SQL Developer”

Unable to Set the Path To java.exe When Running Oracle SQL Developer Under Windows 7

I was trying to run Oracle SQL Developer for the first time on a new machine.  When firing it up, it presented me with a dialog box asking me to “Enter the full pathname for the java.exe file”.

OK, no problem.  So I find the path to the java.exe binary that was just installed with the SDK.  Hit submit . . . and nothing happens.  It blanks out the text field and the dialog box stares back at me.

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