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Category: Toad® Stuff (Retired)

Toad the Lunch Box

Toad used to just be a simple freeware software program. Oracle developers could download it and use it in a matter of a few minutes. Today, it’s an entire brand at Quest Software – and does everything from Oracle to Apache Hadoop and surely isn’t limited to just developers anymore. This week my friend and […]

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Table

Many of our Toad users need to work with really wide tables. By ‘wide’ I mean a table with many, many columns. Oracle currently supports a maximum of 1,000 columns for a table or view. If that includes you, then we can help you. Ok, maybe you don’t have a 1,000 columns, but I’m guessing […]

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Stump the Toad Chump!

Ask questions, get answers – and a Toadie! He wants questions. You want answers (and a Toad). So, ask away – stump the Toad chump! We’re looking for challenging questions dealing with Oracle Database and Toad, for example: Can Toad do that? I had this problem once where… I hate it when… The Rules! If […]

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Toad Jobs

A lot of good news this week about jobs here in the United States and a bunch of new hires for the month of April has many people feeling much better about the US economy. After being hammered with depressing reports for the past two years, it’s very nice to see the pendulum swing in […]

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Date Night

For most couples, ‘date night’ is something to look forward to, but unfortunately does not come around often enough. For others, even the word ‘date’ sends a chill down their spine. It’s not an adverse reaction to their partner, but rather a unpleasant reminder to the daily toil that is working with DATE formatted data […]

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SQL Server vs Oracle Via Toad

This is not a volley in the RDMBS wars. This is a quick cheat sheet for getting started using Toad for SQL Server if you are already used to using Toad for Oracle. Pages not Windows Toad for Oracle is a classic Windows application that utilizes a classic MDI presentation. Toad for SQL Server uses […]

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Proposed Outline: Toad Book

Time. I finally have some ‘free’ time. I have chosen to spend this time wisely. Instead of being reactive to e-mails, phone calls, IMs, tweets, pokes, etc, I am going to get serious about my book. The book has been inside my head for several years now, and I feel comfortable enough with the story […]

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Teaching Toad or Teaching SQL?

So for the past two days I’ve been taking a group of about 15 people through the paces of Toad and working with SQL Server. These folks are coming from an all Oracle environment to a completely SQL Server one. Tangent: Yes, they are actually migrating an entire application over. They are in year 3 […]

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