Toad for Oracle. Verse 5 in the 12 Days of …

Our gift to you this season is wrapping up our favorite blogs about a product into a collection, with a song to go with each! Each week in December, stay tuned as we add on to the song and post new verses in our version of "The 12 Days of … Projects."  Watch the video below.

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The fifth verse of, "The 12 Days of Projects" is about Toad for Oracle.

With each new post, hear one more verse of our version of "The 12 Days of … Projects."  At the end of the month, we'll post the entire song with a summary and links to our favorite posts. Can you guess which Toad product will be next?

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5 types of posts in the Toad for Oracle® forum

Since its inception, Toad® for Oracle has had a forum for the benefit of its users.  It’s a big part of what makes Toad for Oracle unique.   You, the user, have direct access to the development team.  Questions, ideas, and (gasp!) complaints….we want to hear ‘em.

But the Toad World® Forum hasn’t always been the forum you know and love today.  It’s gone through a few different versions, and before that (1998–2013) we used Yahoo! Groups, where we used to talk like pirates on Fridays!  Anyway, over the years, I’ve noticed that posts generally fall into one of the following categories:



Norm Dunbar has been an active forum user for as long as I can remember.  And he knows a lot about Oracle.  I can’t stress that last point enough.  But more importantly, he is consistently kind, thoughtful, and selfless.  He has even written a free book about a very complex topic, Oracle Trace Files, and posted about it here:

Oracle Trace Files – finally documented. Free eBook.



I love this thread.  The color of null.  So random.  So thought-provoking.  The user had a genuine question, but a lot of silliness ensued. 

The color of NULL

Another active forum user for as long as I can remember is Rich Jesse.  Rich also knows a lot about Oracle and is very helpful.  He's also funny.  Rich is known for his “disclaimers”, his love of beer, and the Green Bay Packers.  Fun fact: Rich still has a copy of TOAD 7.3!  

New Connection dropdown does not use the correct connection criteria


Great Ideas for Toad

So many features in Toad were ideas that came directly from users:   The Project Manager, Connection Colors and Aliases, the list goes on and on.  If you ever find yourself wishing “if Toad could only do _____”, then do yourself (and us!) a favor and head on over to the idea pond. Sometimes ideas bounce around a bit between users, sometimes they get implemented right away! Here’s an example of  “right away”

Schema browser load non oracle maintained users


Bug Reports

Sadly, Toad, like any software, isn’t perfect.  If you find a bug, we want to know about it.  We hate bugs too and we’ll fix them pronto!

Compare schemas false positive on column default


Toad/SQL Questions

Finally, we get a lot of posts about how to do something with Toad or SQL  We’re here to help, and so are a lot of fellow users.

How to customise session browser columns in Toad 13.0

How to do a case statement on a Calculated Field

File holding session information


We’d love to hear from you in the forums!

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Have you heard about the new Toad utPLSQL unit test creation module?

Most developers and DBAs use Toad for Oracle to reduce time and effort to develop and manage Oracle databases. But did you know that the newly released Toad for Oracle 13.2 includes a new utPLSQL unit test creation moduleand it’s available in all Toad editions.

With this new utPLSQL feature, developers can create unit tests easily using an industry standard approach without leaving their database development tool of choice.

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