Connecting to PostgreSQL DB using Oracle SQL Developer

by admin on June 27, 2016


Oracle SQL Developer 4.x surely does support connections to PostgreSQL DB. you should download JDBC driver for Postgres from here:

If you are using the 1.6 then you should use the JDBC4 version. you can check installed JVM java version on GNU/Linux by running below command:

If you are using 1.7 then you should use the JDBC41 version.

If you are using 1.8 then you should use the JDBC42 version

If you are using a java version older than 1.6 then you will need to use a JDBC3 version of the driver, which will by necessity not be current
after downloading suitable JDBC package based on installed JVM version on your machine, in SQL Developer go to:

Tools → Preferences, Database → Third Party JDBC Drivers

and add the downloaded jar file. now just make a new Database Connection and instead of Oracle, select PostgreSQL tab and connect to your database and enjoy! 🙂

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