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Recalling statements in Interactive SQL

When you execute a statement, Interactive SQL automatically saves it in a history list that persists between Interactive SQL sessions. Interactive SQL maintains a record of up to 50 of the most recent statements.

You can view the entire list of statements in the Command History window. To access the Command History window, press Ctrl+H, or click the Open A List Of Past SQL Statements button on the toolbar.

The Interactive SQL Command History window.

The most recent statements appear at the bottom of the list. To recall a statement, select it and then click OK. It appears in the SQL Statements pane of Interactive SQL. You can select multiple statements from the Command History window.

You can also recall statements without the Command History window. Use the Recall Previous SQL Statement and Recall Next SQL Statement icons in the toolbar to scroll back and forward through your statements, or press Alt+Right Arrow and Alt+Left Arrow, respectively.


If you execute a SQL statement that contains password information (CREATE USER, GRANT REMOTE DBA, CONNECT, or CREATE EXTERNLOGIN), the password information appears in the Command History window for the duration of the current Interactive SQL session.

When the statement history is viewed in subsequent Interactive SQL sessions, passwords are replaced with ... in any of these statements that contain password information. For example, if you execute the following statement in Interactive SQL:

CREATE USER testuser
 IDENTIFIED BY testpassword;

the following statement appears in the Command History window in subsequent Interactive SQL sessions:

CREATE USER testuser
 Copying statements from the Command History window
 Saving statements from the Command History window
 Removing statements from the Command History window

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