Toad (software)

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Original author(s) Quest Software
Stable release 11.5 [1] / April 25, 2012; 23 months ago (2012-04-25)
Operating system Windows
Type Database management/development

Tool for Oracle Application Developers (TOAD) is a software application from Dell used for development and administration of various relational databases using SQL.[2]

Supported databases and environments[edit]

Toad supports the following relational databases: Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, IBM DB2, and MySQL. In 2009, Toad for Cloud Databases was released to offer support for the following non-relational databases: Hadoop, mongoDB, SimpleDB, Azure Services Platform, and Apache Cassandra. Toad runs on all 32-bit Windows platforms, including Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, and Vista. For backend connectivity Toad needs Oracle 32-bit SQL*Net and Oracle version 7.3.4 or later.

Toad can view the Oracle data dictionary - tables, indexes, stored procedures - and do various other tasks through multi-tabbed browsers.

Toad does not support any non-Microsoft environment. Starting from 2005-02-17, TOra, an open source platform independent tool offering some of Toad's basic functionality, is fully maintained by the community.[3][4]

Dell makes Toad available in both commercial and trial/freeware versions. Freeware is available from the community.[5]



  1. ^ "TOAD for Oracle 11.5 released". 
  2. ^ Official Toad site
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