Toad (software)

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Original author(s) Quest Software
Stable release 12.5.1 [1] / July 23, 2014; 18 days ago (2014-07-23)
Operating system Windows
Type Database management/development

Tool for Oracle Application Developers (TOAD) is a software application from Dell that IT personnel use to develop and administer various relational databases using SQL.[2]

Supported databases and environments[edit]

Toad supports several relational databases: Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, IBM DB2, and MySQL. In 2009 Quest released Toad for Cloud Databases to support 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 dictionarytables, indexes, stored procedures—and do various other tasks through multi-tabbed browsers.

Toad does not support any non-Microsoft environment. Starting in 2005, an open source, platform independent tool called TOra provides some of Toad's basic functions, and is maintained by a community.[3][4]

Dell provides Toad in commercial and trial/freeware versions. The Freeware version is available from the community.[5]



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