Fix completion insight in JDeveloper 12.1.3: show return type again


If you work with JDeveloper 12.1.3 you may missing the return type of methods in completion insight.

For an example you hit CTRL-SPACE after following code


you see that at the start and at the end of the popup the available method names and parameter. If you have worked before with older versions of JDeveloper, you know that there is shown the return type of the method at the end. What a loose of productivity!

You run into Bug 19353293 : CODE INSIGHT : RETURN TYPE NOT SHOWN.

But no problem, there exist patch 19353293: CODE INSIGHT : RETURN TYPE NOT SHOWN, which solves the problem for you:


Remember to install the patches for all of your developers!

Remember too, if you want to install more than one patch, there can be conflicts. Please test carefully, if all of your problems are solved for all patches after adding one more patch. Maybe you have to create a merge request in Oracle My Support.

That’s it!


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  1. #1 by Oleg on August 28, 2015 - 08:10

    Hello. Thank you for your post – it really helped me . I would like to clarify , get oracle patch from the site is possible only with their official support ( requires an ID ) ? If so – you could not in any way convey to me the patch ? Thank you

    • #2 by Torsten Kleiber on August 28, 2015 - 08:13

      Sorry – but I will not loose my support here, I will forward your question to some product managers.

  2. #3 by Frank Nimphius on August 28, 2015 - 11:34

    One-off and intermediary patches are only available through customer support. Actually the next chance for you to get this fixed without customer support involved is with the next public Patch Set for Oracle JDeveloper 12, which is version 12.2.1. This version of JDeveloper is expected by the end of this year and will have all bug fixes that are patches provided for in JDeveloper 12.1.3. The upcoming Oracle JDeveloper 12.2.1 release is a new major release and PatchSet in one.

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