This has been in place for many years, not sure when it was introduced.
- Create a table with one or more fields using the Oracle numeric alias of INTEGER.
- Choose Rebuild Table
- The generated script replaces the INTEGER data type with NUMBER.
- New rebuilt table has incorrect data type.
I often need to please middleware actors that use the INTEGER alias as a keyword to trigger their own use of integer when consuming the field. So while I realize the INTEGER alias is not of much value within Oracle I would like to keep it on my tables.