N00b question here: I'm still learning Oracle SQL Developer. Although I understand how to query databases/tables remotely, I'm unable to manipulate the data due to permissions-basically I would like to download/export copies of the databases/tables so I can manipulate or adjust the data within the table.

I'm running Oracle SQL Developer on Mac OS X Yosemite and I'm unable to place a copy of the original table in my table space. I've consulted Oracle dox, but I believe these are dated because the GUI isn't as described. I'd appreciate any assistance. Thank you.

  • if you prefer to just type it out, this is a classic CTAS (create table as select): create table mytable as select * from <owner>.<tablename>; Mar 31, 2016 at 21:23

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Evidently, this is how you copy tables from databases with permissions via remote connection to a local file-folder on Oracle SQL Developer (Mac OS X Yosemite):

  1. Target database and expand to view tables.
  2. Select desired table and right-click.
  3. Hover-over 'Table' and select 'Copy'
  4. A pop-up window will prompt to save copy table-name.

I've attached a screenshot below for clarification. Thanks!

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