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Toad Data Point 6.2.3 - Release Notes

Toad Data Point 6.2.3

Toad Data Point 6.2.3

Release Notes

Monday, April 29, 2024


About Toad Data Point

Toad® Data Point is a multi-platform database query tool built for anyone who needs to access data, understand data relationships, and quickly produce reports.

With Toad Data Point, you can:

  • Connect to almost any database or ODBC data source (see the Release Notes for a list of tested ODBC connections)
  • Write SQL queries and join data across all platforms
  • Automate and schedule frequent and repetitive tasks
  • Streamline data collection
  • Collaborate with team members
  • Export data in a variety of file formats

Toad Data Point provides a full-featured Database Explorer, Query Builder, and Editor for the following databases:

  • Oracle®
  • SQL Server® and SQL Azure
  • IBM® DB2® (LUW and z/OS)
  • SAP® ASE, IQ, SQL Anywhere, and HANA
  • Teradata®
  • MySQL
  • Snowflake®

Toad Data Point also provides querying and reporting functionality via the following provider types:

  • ODBC
  • Business Intelligence and NoSQL data sources
  • Microsoft® Excel®
  • Microsoft Access®

ODBC Connections

The purpose of the ODBC provider is to offer basic connection and querying capabilities to any database that supports an ODBC 3.0 or later driver. For a list of databases tested with the ODBC provider, see the System Requirements in the Release Notes. This form of connectivity allows connections to databases such as Netezza, IBM iSeries, Ingres, and Vertica™. Because this form of connectivity is generic, it is not full-featured and may not be as robust as the fully-exploited providers for the other databases.

Business Intelligence and NoSQL Data Sources

Toad Data Point provides users with the ability to connect to non-traditional data sources, such as Business Intelligence and NoSQL sources. You can connect to these data sources and explore data and objects, query data, report results, and automate tasks.

The following data sources are supported:

Business Intelligence

SAP Business Objects™ | Google Analytics™ | OData | Oracle BI Enterprise | Salesforce® | SharePoint® | SQL Server Analysis Services


Azure Table Service | Cassandra™ | Cloudera Impala | DynamoDB | HBASE™ | Hive™ | MongoDB

Toad Data Point 6.2.3 is a minor release with new features, security enhancements, and resolved issues.

New Features

In Toad Data Point 6.2.3 the following new features were implemented:


Transpose Option in Pivot Grid

With the Transpose option, pivot data can be rearranged and prepared for export with just a single click. Seamlessly switching rows and columns within the same pivot grid, users can make data analysis process more efficient:


Advanced Sorting Options in Pivot Grid

With the enhanced sorting capabilities in the Pivot grid, data analysts can now precisely organize their data before exporting. The new sorter allows sorting data based on fields present in the Data area, expanding analysis possibilities.

There are two ways to sort data in the Pivot grid:

  • Simply right-click on the Column or Row area and select "Sort by..." to choose between ascending and descending sorting methods for quick and straightforward data arrangement

  • Using the "More sort options..." from the Row or Column area context menu where you can additionally use columns from the Data area for sorting

This enhanced sorting empowers you with complete control over your data layout, enhancing your analyses and reports.


Adaptable Total and Grand Total Calculation Mode

Toad Data Point 6.2 introduces a new calculation approach for Total and Grand Total in the Pivot Grid. This additional option allows users to prioritize the summation of calculated fields over the traditional calculation of sums. To ensure a smooth transition, the default calculation for Total and Grand Total columns/rows remains unchanged, preserving backward compatibility:

When exporting the Pivot Grid, chosen settings for Total and Grand Total columns will be reflected, with the exception of ''Excel Pivot'' due to an existing issue in Excel .

Enhanced Email Server Security with Modern Authentication Support

Toad Data Point and Toad Workbook are introducing modern authentication support, enhancing the security of connections to email servers.

This update provides users with the flexibility to select between Basic and OAuth authentication methods. The default authenticator remains as Basic, preserving familiarity for users. Opting for OAuth authentication grants access to additional options such as Tenant ID, Client ID, and Client Secret, ensuring a heightened level of security and customization in their email server connections:

Change connection improvements

In Toad Data Point and Toad Workbook, connection changes have been enhanced, resolving issues with additional temporary tabs, and minimizing delays during connection adjustments. The improved functionality ensures a smoother process by deferring the checking of objects in the changed connection until after running a query, resulting in more efficient workflows.


Enhanced Teradata Query Builder performance

In the Query Builder, users can now choose between ANSI and Teradata native syntax to build queries. This flexibility allows users to select the syntax that aligns with their preferences, and cost savings by reducing query execution times (using the native Teradata syntax).

Both syntaxes seamlessly integrate into the Visualization process, ensuring that downstream steps like pivot, transform, cleanse, and publish work effortlessly with either ANSI or native Teradata SQL syntaxes:

If a Teradata connection is used in the Cross-Connection Query Builder, this feature is not supported.


Visual rename of the Union/Union All operators in the Query Builder tab

In this release of Toad Data Point, Union and Union All operators now can be renamed directly in the Query Builder tab, by using the Rename option from the right-click context menu. This enhancement aims to improve query clarity, particularly in large and complex queries, providing users with a more organized and user-friendly query-building experience:


Added Proxy option for Snowflake connection

Toad Data Point users can now utilize the Proxy option when connecting to Snowflake. The enhanced Advanced tab in the Connection window allows users to seamlessly configure and manage proxy details. Whether choosing HTTPS or a standard proxy, users have the flexibility to customize their Snowflake connections, ensuring a secure and seamless experience:

For optimal feature performance, it is advised to upgrade to Snowflake ODBC version 25.2.12 or later.


Change Connection Functionality in Transform and Cleanse Tab

In Toad Data Point 6.2, the Change Connection option is available on the Transform and Cleanse tab, mirroring the existing feature on the Pivot Grid tab. This enhancement simplifies the process of using a single template across multiple connections to the same data source, eliminating additional steps. Right-clicking on the Transform and Cleanse tab reveals the Change Connection option, making it easy to seamlessly switch between connections of the same type of data source:

Furthermore, the Automation tab introduces an option for choosing connection for the Clean Data step, providing consistent connection management throughout the workflow:


Added support for the SAP HANA Cloud native connection

Toad Data Point now supports SAP HANA Cloud native connections. This enhancement expands users connectivity options, providing a seamless and efficient experience when working with SAP HANA Cloud databases.


Enhanced Export Options for PDF and CSV Files

Toad Data Point 6.2 and Toad Workbook 6.2 introduce enhanced export options for PDF and CSV files based on valuable user feedback. This improvement brings a new level of flexibility and a seamless experience when exporting data.

In Toad Data Point's Pivot Export, when opting for PDF, users will now encounter an enriched "Export As" window. This window provides a manually editable "File Name and Path" field and an Eclipse button for convenient file location selection. File names can be customized with different suffixes.

CSV Export now brings additional options to ensure a consistent and intuitive export from the Pivot grid:

The Dimensional View Export changes introduce additional options for PDF and CSV exports, allowing users to selectively export containers. In the case of PDF export, there is an option to export specifically chosen containers into a single PDF file:



Idea Pond

Got a great idea for a new Toad Data Point feature or enhancement? Share it with the Development Team and the Community by posting it on Idea Pond.

Visit Toad Data Point - Idea Pond where you can submit your ideas. You can also read and vote on the enhancement ideas submitted by other Toad users.

Learn More

Remember, you can find blogs, videos, and forums at the Toad Data Point Community.

System Requirements

Client Requirements

Before installing Toad, ensure that your client system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Requirement Details


2 GHz processor (recommended minimum)


8 GB of RAM minimum, 16 GB recommended

Additional RAM Requirements: Using Local Storage, Cross-Connection Query, Business Intelligence connections, or NoSQL connections can require an additional 500 MB of RAM. These features start processes (mysqld.exe, hubproxy.exe) which persist for the Toad session.

Note: The memory required may vary based on the following:

  • Applications that are running on your system when using Toad
  • Size and complexity of the database
  • Amount of database activity
  • Number of concurrent users accessing the database

Hard Disk Space

800 MB to install Toad

450 MB to run Toad

Additional Recommendations: For retrieving large queries, allow 10 GB free disk space (or more, depending on the size of the data being retrieved). After retrieving 2500 rows, Toad saves data in a TMP (.tmp) file in the user's Temp directory. These TMP files are deleted when Toad closes.

Operating System

Windows Server® 2012

Windows Server® 2012 R2

Windows Server® 2016

Windows Server® 2019

Windows Server® 2022

Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows® 10

Windows® 11


.NET Framework

Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.7.2

Teradata® .NET Data Provider

You must install the Teradata .NET Data Provider (13.10 or later) to use a Teradata native connection in Toad.

Note: To use a Teradata connection in a cross-connection query, you must also install a Teradata (13.10 or later) ODBC driver.

Additional Software

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019. This software is required. It is included in installation using the .exe installer. If using the .msi installer, ensure that this software is installed prior to installation. See Visual C++ Redistributable for VS 2019.

For 64-bit Toad Data Point, both 32-bit and 64-bit Visual C++ packages are required.

Database Client

DB2® Client

Toad no longer installs a DB2 Client along with the Toad application. When connecting to a DB2 database, ensure that you have a DB2 Client or IBM Data Server Driver installed. Toad supports DB2 Client versions 9.7.6 through 11.1.

Oracle® Client

Toad can connect to Oracle using Direct Connect (no Oracle Client required) or using an Oracle Client or Oracle Instant Client. However, if you want to use LDAP, you must install an Oracle Client. Toad supports 9i or later Oracle Clients and Oracle Instant Clients.


  • You cannot use Oracle Direct Connection in a cross-connection query.
  • To use an Oracle connection in a cross-connection query, you must install an Oracle Client (full install) or you must install the Oracle Instant Client plus the Oracle ODBC driver.
ODBC Driver

In order to create a native Snowflake connection, you must install the ODBC Driver 2.24.2 (or later) provided by Snowflake. Upon installing and configuring the driver, Toad Data Point will be set for this type of connection.

Note: New versions of the Snowflake ODBC Driver are backward-compatible, but there is no guarantee that earlier versions are forward-compatible. Active monitoring and maintaining of installed versions is advised.

For more information regarding the process of creating Snowflake connections, please refer to the Installation Guide and User Guide.


To create a connection to an Amazon Redshift database you must install the Amazon Redshift ODBC driver (or later version) on client computers accessing an Amazon Redshift data warehouse. For each computer where you install the driver, there are the following minimum requirements that you can find on the Amazon Redshift Web site.

For more information regarding the process of creating Amazon Redshift connections, please refer to the Installation Guide and User Guide.

Additional Requirements

Web Browser

Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11 or later


Recommended maximum DPI settings for Toad are 125%. It is possible to use Toad up to 200% but some dialog windows will not be completely usable anymore.

Maximum tested resolution for Toad is 3800 x 2160 px.

Server Requirements

Before installing Toad, ensure that your server meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Requirement Details

Native Database Server

Toad supports the following databases:

Oracle 10g R2, 11g, 11g R2, 12c, 12c R2, 18c

Toad has been tested on Oracle Exadata 2.0 running Oracle database 11g R2.

SQL Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 Express

SQL Server 2014 Enterprise and SQL Server 2014 Express

SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2017

SQL Server 2019


  • SQL Server Compact Edition is not supported.
  • Storage Management is not available on SQL Server Express.

IBM DB2 for LUW 9.7, 10.1, 10.5,, 11.1, 11.5

IBM DB2 for z/OS 11, 12

Note: Toad may support IBM DB2 Express and SWE in addition to listed above servers but note that no testing was performed on it.

Note: Windows 8, 10 and Windows Server 2012 require the following Fix Pack in order to ensure registration of DLLs in Global Assembly Cache:

IBM DB2 LUW 10.5 Fix Pack 4
IBM DB2 LUW 10.1 Fix Pack 4
IBM DB2 LUW 9.7 Fix Pack 10

MySQL 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7

MariaDB 5.5.5, 10.2.8, 10.3.2 (using MySQL provider)

SAP ASE 15.5, 15.7, 16 SP03

SAP IQ 15, 16

SAP SQL Anywhere 16

SAP HANA SPS 08, SPS 09, SPS 10, SPS 11, SPS 12, SAP HANA 2.0, SAP HANA 2.0 SPS 02

SAP HANA Cloud Databases

Teradata 12.0, 13.0, 13.10, 14, 15, 16

Access® 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Note: To use Access 2016 64-bit to connect to an Access database in Toad, the Microsoft Access Database Engine is required and might not be included in the Access installation. The engine must match the architecture (bitness) of Toad.

Excel® 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Note: To use Excel 2016 64-bit to connect to an Excel or .csv file in Toad, the Microsoft Access Database Engine is required and might not be included in the Excel installation. The engine must match the architecture (bitness) of Toad.

ODBC Database Server

Toad Data Point allows you to create a connection to a database that supports an ODBC 3.0 or later driver. ODBC connectivity provides basic querying capability, but may not be as full-featured as a native connection in Toad. Toad has been tested on the following databases, using an ODBC connection:

  • DB2 for i5/OS V5R4 and IBM i 6.1, 7.3
  • EDB Postgres Advanced Server 10
  • Greenplum® Database
  • Informix Dynamic 10.00, 11.0 (limited testing)
  • Ingres Community Edition 2006 R2 on Windows 32-bit (limited testing)
  • Netezza Data Warehouse Appliance 4.6.6, 6.0, 7.0, 7.2.1
  • PostgreSQL® 9.5, 9.6.3, 10
  • Vertica 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 (with 4.0, 4.1 ODBC driver), 6.0 (with 6.0 ODBC driver), 6.1, 7.0, 8.1, 9.0

Note: For a list of databases that are not supported, see Known Issues in the Release Notes.

Cloud Database Service

Oracle databases running on Amazon EC2

SQL Azure and Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Note:  To be able to utilize a majority of Toad functionality, please grant VIEW DEFINITION on the SQL Azure databases you want to work with.

SQL Server databases running on Amazon EC2

Toad can manage Amazon RDS and any other cloud or service offering compatible with MySQL.

Business Intelligence Connections

Toad has been tested with, and supports, the following Business Intelligence platforms:

SAP Business Objects XI 3.1, 4.1

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12.2®

Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services 2016

Google Analytics™

OData version 4

SharePoint® Server 2013

NoSQL Connections

Toad has been tested with, and supports, the following NoSQL platforms:

Azure Table Services

Apache Cassandra™ 3.11.0

Amazon DynamoDB

Apache HBASE™ 1.2.6

Apache Hive™ 2.1.0

Cloudera Impala 2.9.0, 3.2.0 with CDH 6.3.2. Toad Data Point has been certified by Cloudera.

MongoDB™ 3.4.6, 3.4.9, 4.0

Toad Intelligence Central

This release of Toad Data Point has been tested with Toad Intelligence Central 5.6.

Note: Some publishing features in this release of Toad might not be supported in earlier versions of Intelligence Central. For more information about compatibility between Intelligence Central versions and Toad Data Point 6.2.3 features, see the New Features section of the Toad Data Point Release Notes.

VM and Cloud Platform Environments In general, the databases and data sources listed in this table are also supported when installed on a virtual machine (VM) or cloud platform. See the database or data source documentation for more specific information.
Additional Testing

Data Set Size

The following Toad Data Point functionality has been tested with data sets of up to 5 million rows: SQL Editor, Data Compare, Import Wizard, Export Wizard, Publishing Data to Intelligence Central.

For the following Toad Data Point modules, working with very large data sets can impact performance. For best results in these areas, work with data sets of less than 1 million rows: Dimensional Viewer, Pivot Grid, manually sorting a result grid, performing more than one Data Compare at a time (such as running multiple Data Compare Automation scripts simultaneously).


  • Performance can vary based on available disk space and memory, CPU speed, and the bitness of Toad, as well as the type and number of columns.
  • It is recommended to use Toad Data Point 64-bit when working with large data sets.
  • Import and export functionality was tested with .csv files.
  • Performance testing was conducted using Toad Data Point 64-bit.
  • Starting with Toad Data Point 5.5, the TLS protocol v1.2 or above is required for MySQL data sources that use cross-query connections and store data in MySQL embedded hub.

  • Starting with Toad Data Point 6.0 the TLS protocol v1.2 or above is required when establishing secure connections to MySQL data sources

Virtualization Support

Requirement Details
Application Virtualization

When deploying Toad in a virtualization environment, for best results ensure the system accurately reflects the applicable client hardware and software requirements listed in this document.

Toad has been developed using Microsoft guidelines (see Remote Desktop Services programming guidelines) and can be deployed and operated in virtualization environments such as Citrix XenApp, Microsoft App-V, and VirtualBox.

Server Virtualization

Toad has been tested with the following:

  • Oracle VM 3.1 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 64-bit with Oracle 11gR2
  • Oracle VM 2.2 running on Windows 2008 32-bit with Oracle 11gR2

User Requirements

User Requirements to Install Toad

Only Windows Administrators and Power Users can install Toad.

Note: The following exceptions exist for Power Users:

  • (DB2 only) A Power User can install Toad as long as this user belongs to the DB2ADMNS or DBUSERS group.

If an Administrator installs Toad, the Administrator can share the Toad shortcut icon on the desktop and menu items with any user—a Power User, Restricted User—on the computer.

If a Power User installs Toad, a Restricted User cannot do the following:

  • Associate file extensions.
  • View the Toad shortcut icon on the desktop or the Toad menu options in the Windows Start menu. As a workaround, Restricted Users can create a shortcut to Toad from the install directory and place the shortcut on their desktop.

User Requirements and Restrictions for Running Toad

The following describes the requirements and restrictions for users who launch and run Toad:

  • (DB2 only) A Windows Power User or Restricted User must belong to the DB2ADMNS or DB2USERS group. To add the user to one of these groups, select Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management | System Tools | Local Users and Groups | Groups | DB2ADMNS or DB2USERS.
  • (DB2 only) A Windows Power User or Restricted User does not have the authority to add or remove DB2 catalog entries using the Toad Client Configuration wizard. However, these users can use the Import Profile function in the Toad Client Configuration wizard to import catalog entries to Toad.
  • (DB2 only) To take full advantage of Toad for DB2 LUW functionality, the user ID specified in the Toad connection profile for each DB2 for LUW database connection requires the authorizations listed in the following document:


  • (DB2 only) As a minimum requirement to manage a DB2 for z/OS subsystem in Toad, the user ID defined in the Toad connection profile for the subsystem must either have SYSADM privileges or SELECT privileges on the DB2 catalog tables. For a complete list of authorizations (and corresponding GRANT statements) a user requires to take full advantage of Toad for DB2 z/OS functionality, refer to the following document:


  • To create or modify the QuestSoftware.ToadSecurity table to enable Toad Security, the user who maintains this table must have privileges to create, insert, update, and delete it. All other users need only the ability to read the QuestSoftware.ToadSecurity table to use Toad Security features.

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release of Toad Data Point:

Resolved Issues in 6.2.3

Feature Resolved Issue / Enhancement Defect ID
Automation “There is no connection description, Connection failed” error is encountered when running script with an embedded .tct file QAT-19438
Automation "Could not resolve connection for TRL: sqlserver<SQL Azure connection URL> error is encountered when running an automation script containing an Export or Import template QAT-16883
Connection Manager GUID number is encountered in the name of the SQL Azure connection when editing the import template QAT-18135
Export Wizard Duplicated data in exported files for Date, DateTime, and Timestamp datatypes on an Oracle connection QAT-18726
Publishing Wizard "Incorrect number of arguments for PROCEDURE_toad_automation.toad_auto_set_script_schedule_initial; expected 5, got 4" error is encountered when scheduling the run time for an automation script during the publishing process QAT-18793
Publishing Wizard “Error: You may not have permissions to drop this object. Please publish under a different name. Also keep in mind that you can save a copy of the object. PROCEDURE _toad_automation…” error is encountered when republishing an automation script from TDP 6.1 to TIC 6.0 QAT-19166
Workbook “Do you want to save changes made to the information page?” information message is encountered when closing the workbook information page QAT-18806
Workbook Workbook is not running when clicking on the Execute all or Execute workflow button, and when the workbook contains Excel reports for Pivot Grid and Transform and Cleanse work steps QAT-18998
Workbook Republishing a workbook file from TDP 6.1 to TIC 6.0 is unsuccessful with "Overwrite Existing Objects" checked QAT-18552
Workbook Workbook is not created when clicking the "Create new Workbook" button after saving a workbook file without any workflow QAT-18831
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