When creating the video Using worksheets in Toad Edge , I touched briefly on the intellisene feature and how it gives you feedback when writing your queries. I wanted to double back on this topic to give a more detailed example of how this feature can make your life easier.

To complete the query below I had to type: SELECT, FROM, 4 spaces, 2 commas and press enter several times. These items are highlighted with the orange boxes. *Note I had to exaggerate spacing in order to make the numbers readable.


I started with SELECT then ignored the feedback that I was already getting, entered a newline and typed FROM on the second line. From there I selected staff which was already table aliased as s.


Next I entered a space and chose INNER JOINfrom intellisense


I then entered a space again and chose address which was also table aliased as a.


I entered another space and choose ON.


Next came another space and the selection of a.address_id = s.address_id


Next I moved my cursor back to the SELECT section of the query and choose a.address.


From here I had to enter a comma and then select s.first_name.


Finally I had to enter one last comma and then select s.last_name


So if you do not like taking direction from a development tool or you are a big fan of typing then you may want to disable the Content Assistant under Worksheet preferences. But if you are like me you probably appreciate the assistance!


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Robert Pound

Product Technologist - Managing content for Information Management at Quest

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