The Main Screen

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Database Workbench comes with a user interface that's optimized for productivity. Below is a screen shot of the main window:


The Database Workbench Main Screen


Enterprise Manager

For a detailed description on using the Enterprise Manager, see Using the Enterpise Manager.


Docking Areas

As you can see above, it has three separate docking areas - for more on (tabbed) docking, see Docking Tools. The Enterprise Manager is docked by default to the left docking area. Tools like the Describe Companion and SQL Catalog will be docked to the right while the Server Output window will be docked to the bottom.


A docking area cannot be "closed" (that is, the tools in the docking area) if the Enterprise Manager or Database Navigator are inside it.


The Main Workspace

The main workspace will be occupied by all sorts of windows, like the Object Editors, the Data Pump, the Grant Manager etc... Windows in here are called "child windows" and can be minimized and maximized. All child windows are tracked in the Windows menu item and the Open Windows screen - grouped by connection (if applicable) by default. The Open Windows dialog can be reached via View | Open Windows.



The Database Workbench toolbars cannot be customized, but can be moved and made floating by grabbing the "grab handles" at the left part of the toolbar. Some toolbars can be closed, you can always make them re-appear via View | Toolbars | <toolbar name> from the main menu.