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Tag: Toad

Toad.Next – What Can We Expect and Hope Going Forward?

As we approach yet another release for Toad for Oracle, I thought it might be interesting to speculate what we might see going forward – whether that be in terms of months or years. Something I’ve always wondered is ‘just how long can this train keep running?’ It’s a personal and professional question for me, […]

Quotes for My ‘Book’: A Million Little Tadpoles

I thought it would be cool to include some personal stories and quotes from people who have had a good experience with Toad. So, please step up and give me some juicy bits to share with my readers! I have nothing to offer but your future celebrity as tens of hundreds of people stumble upon […]

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 […]

Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

Yes, I know – the phrase is actually supposed to be the opposite, “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees.” One of the reasons English is such a hard second language to pick up apparently is all the idioms and non-literal phrases we use. So in case you’ve never heard this phrase before, it basically […]

Finding Tables Having Columns of Specific Datatypes

I frequently need to find a table in a particular SCHEMA, or even just anywhere in the database, that stores data of a specific datatype. This generally happens when a customer asks me, ‘Hey, does Toad support the ANYDATA|LONG RAW|CLOB|BLOB datatype?’ So I decide to find said table and just show them what the application […]

Toad Video: Compare & Sync Table Data Across Servers

Sit back and relax as I take you through one of my favorite Toad features: Data Compare. In less than five minutes see how to: Set your data comparison target and source Configure which columns to compare Use WHERE clause filters to limit data compared View the results Synchronize the data (optional)

I Hate it When Toad Gets in My Way!

This week was ‘visit customers and show off Toad’ week. I didn’t get a lot of questions, but one question did come up in almost every meeting – “How do we turn off that annoying popup thingy in the editor?!? I just want to type and Toad gets in my way!” The good news is […]

Getting Your Execution Plan, The Hard Way

Most Oracle IDEs (integrated development environments) these days make it really easy to get your SQL statement’s Execution Plan. Of course you have your theoretical plan, and then the actual plan that the database engine employs. You look in different places for those plans, but the tool generally makes that process invisible to the user. […]

Why Did You Steal/Hide My Favorite Button!?!

Sometimes we get bored and change stuff in Toad just to mess with people. I’m pretty sure there are people out there that really believe that. In our defense, I will say that we do change things pretty frequently, but it’s always in the pursuit of improving the user experience. However, sometimes there are unintended […]

Manage All of Your Jobs Using Toad

I mentioned the other day what a pain it was to manage a database that had both DBMS_JOBS and DBMS_SCHEDULER being utilized to run jobs. One of my peeps, @Boneist reminded me it was even harder for her because Toad deemed it necessary to purchase an optional ‘DB Admin module’ to work with the DBMS_SCHEDULER […]

Row, Row, RowID Your Record, Gently Update the Table

You may have heard the term ‘ROWID’ many times without really stopping to think about what purpose it serves. The end user – or even the application developer themselves – will rarely have a need to interface with a ROWID. Even so, ROWIDs do a lot of cool things. According to Oracle, ‘They are the […]

Toad Trick: Filtering Schemas in Oracle

In five minutes see how you can save yourself a few seconds every time you want to switch from one schema to another in Toad. You can read more about filtering in Toad in my blog post from several years ago – Finessing Filters and Other Fun Features. More Toad Videos Liked this but looking […]

Toad 11 Sneak Peek Part Deux

I had some time to beta test this morning, and I thought I would share some of the new tweeks and features that will be available in version 11.0 of Toad for Oracle. I spent some time previously showing off a new feature for you PL/SQL geeks out there, Code Analysis. If you are a […]

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 […]

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 […]