Installing SQL Explorer Eclipse plug-in Using auto Update: Hat tip to 5thcross.wordpress.com. I noticed this set of instructions had not been updated for a while but they worked like a charm. The tool seems to have picked up some support recently and may be a good addition to your toolbox. Paticularly since the Data Tools Platform Eclipse component still seems to have a way to go. I’ll be trying to use this along side Birt for report wrting to edit the underlying queries… we’ll see. These instructions are lifted verbatum, they work. With Eclipse 3.41 and SQL Explorer version 3.5.0.RC6
- From the Eclipse menu,
select Help->Software Update->Find and Install. You will be
displayed with a Install/Update dialog box.
- Select Search for new
features to install radio button & click next.
- Click on the New Remote
Site on the right hand side of the Install dialog box
- Enter the name as “SQL
Explorer” & “http://eclipsesql.sourceforge.net/” (without quotes) for
the url in the New Update Site dialog box and click ok.
- Select the SQL Explorer
site in the Install dialog box and click finish.
- Once the search is
finished, it will present with the features to install.
- Select the features you
want to install. In this case select SQL Explorer branch & click next.
- Accept the license
agreement & click next.
- Select the install location
where you want to install this plug-in. By default it will be installed
into the eclipse plug-in directory. If you want to add another location
click on the change location button on the lower right hand corner and
specify the directory where you want to install. Once you are finished
with the selections click on finish button.