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Toad for SQL Server 7.2 - Release Notes

Toad for SQL Server 7.2

Toad for SQL Server 7.2.x

Release Notes

Friday, May 22, 2020


About Toad for SQL Server

With Toad, developers and database administrators can use a familiar, proven tool to manage databases. Toad empowers developers and administrators, of varying skill levels, to rapidly create and execute queries, automate database object management, and develop SQL more efficiently.

Toad also provides utilities to compare, extract and search for objects, manage projects, import/export data and administer the database, while increasing your productivity and delivering access to an active user community.

New Features

In Toad for SQL Server 7.2 the following new features were implemented:

Database Support

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 is now supported

You now can use Toad to connect and use new features of SQL Server 2019.

Pivot Grid

We added new options for Group By functions. Right-click a column header and Select from the available Group By options according to your data.

Now you can also summarize by ListAgg function.

See Resolved Issues for more enhancements and resolved issues in this release of Toad for SQL Server.

Learn More

Get the latest product information, find helpful resources, and join a discussion with the Toad for SQL Server team and other community members. Join the Toad for SQL Server community at Toad World.

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

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

104 MB to run Toad

Note: The disk space required may vary based on the edition of Toad selected for installation.

Operating System

Windows Server® 2012

Windows Server® 2012 R2

Windows Server® 2016

Windows Server® 2019

Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows® 10

Important: Toad uses the Microsoft® Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) when opening a SQL file to get Full-Text Search status, but DTC is disabled by default on Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. If you are using either operating system, ensure that Network DTC access is enabled on the Toad client. See for more information about enabling DTC access.

.NET Framework

Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.7.1

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.

Copy/Move Database Wizard

The SQL Server Backward Compatibility package is required to use the Copy/Move Database wizard.

Log Reader

The Log Reader requires version 8.0 DLL files in the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package. If these files do not exist on the client, you will need to install them to use some functionality in the Log Reader.

Server Requirements

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

Requirement Details

Database Server

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.

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.

Cloud Database Service

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.

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.

Install Toad on Citrix® Systems

User Requirements

User Requirements to Install Toad

Only Windows Administrators and Power Users can install Toad.

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:

  • 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 for SQL Server:

Automation Publishing wizard now sets permissions of objects correctly in Automation script QAT-15458/4603555
Code Completion Dragging and dropping column names from Object Explorer to Editor now works correctly. QAT-15117
Data Compare & Sync We have implemented a new performance option for exporting to Excel. Enable it in Tools | Options | Data Compare | General 15514/1713
Data Compare & Sync An issue when Data Compare displayed incorrect results has been fixed 15603
Data Compare & Sync Error during Data Compare with a Local Storage table has been fixed 15602
Data Compare & Sync An error when not all data rows were returned in Data Compare has been fixed 1663/4556801
General An error when parsing a TIC query with group_concat() function has been fixed 2593/4666051
General Users that execute Automation script are not added to OS Admin group on server anymore 2509/4197716
General Behavior of Toad at high resolutions since patch version 5.1.2 has been improved 2320/4620661, 4623009, 4685386, 4685115 
General Fixed some issues with disappearing buttons on Win 10. TSS-1661/4448709

Collation property while importing data using Automation script has been modified to improve performance with certain JOINS on Tables

Import Wizard Importing data from a SQL Server table to another is now much quicker QAT-15450/4563945
Import Wizard Save Log option is now saved in Import Templates 2281/4628189 
Import Wizard It is now possible to import blank values 2293/4587201
Installation Opening associated files with SQL extension now works correctly with Toad  

You now can deploy user settings during silent installation of Toad. Enter a full path to the Options Template that you generated in Tools | Options | General for a silent installation.

Job Management An issue with migration of a Task Manager item using a password has been fixed QAT-15368/4524397
Object Explorer

Issue with a public login has been resolved

Options Up and Down arrows now work correctly in Tools | Options | Explorer | Objects QAT-15457/2221/2175
Pivot Grid We have added options for Date Grouping and Formatting in Pivot Grid QAT-15414/4556962
Pivot Grid We improved backward compatibility of Pivot Grid 2688/4593313 
Pivot Grid Pivot Grid now allows you to use Aggregated data values in a calculated field. QAT-14558/4415769
Query Builder We improved attachment of Calculated fields in Query Builder to correct columns 2627/4650476 
Query Builder Several issues when using Where clause in Query Builder have been fixed 2292/4602617
Query Builder An issue with WHERE clauses has been fixed 1653/15456/4555521
Query Builder Adding additional AND clause in query tab and then visualizing does not create a Global Where clause 1371
Query Builder You now can select LAG and LEAD in the list of functions for calculated fields in Query Builder QAT-14252/4438857
Schema Compare Now you can ignore differences in constraint names when one of the names is system generated TSS-1525/4198363
Space Management

Disk Management in Toad SQL Server now shows correct number of disks

TSS-1665/4528319, 4545812
SQL Editor Highlighting keyboard shortcuts now work correctly in Editor. QAT-15111/4542078,   4555409,  4559368,   4564671  
Team Server

Publishing a script with different schemas from the same database now works correctly

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