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How to Install SQL Developer on MacOS?

  • Last Updated : 16 Dec, 2021

Oracle SQL Developer is a free, integrated development environment that optimizes Oracle Database development and management in both traditional and cloud deployments. SQL Developer provides complete end-to-end development of your PL/SQL applications, a spreadsheet for running queries and scripts, a DBA console for database management, a reporting interface, a complete data modeling solution, and a migration platform for migrating your third-party databases to Oracle.


  • You must have JDK installed( SQL Developer supports either Oracle JDK 8 or 11)
  • If you don’t have you can get here.

Installing SQL Developer on MacOS:

Follow the below steps to install SQL Developer on MacOS:

Step 1:  Navigate to the SQL Developer Download page and download the Mac OSX file.

Official Page for SQL DeveloperDownload sql developer for macos

Step 2: When the prompt appears to accept the license agreement, check the box and click the Download button

 accept the license agreement

Step 3: Open the .zip file. This will extract from the .zip file.


Step 4:  It will be extracted to your Downloads folder. You may want to relocate it to your Applications folder or another folder, You can relocate by dragging the to the application folder or another folder.

Extract the files from downloads

Step 5: Double click on the file to launch SQL Developer. It will open the SQL Developer GUI as shown below:

running sql developer app

At this point you have successfully installed SQL Developer on MacOS.

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