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Toad Data Modeler 6.3 - User Guide

Introduction User Interface Models and Model Objects
Physical Data Model
About Physical Data Modeling Benefits of Physical Data Model Entity Relationship Diagram Objects Basic Database Design Advanced Database Design
Universal Data Model Logical Data Model Working with Model Objects Model Properties Model Statistics
Features and Tools
Application Variables Export/Import DDL Script Generation Graphics Model Actions Print Projects Reports Reverse Engineering Scripting and Customization SQL Templates Tips and Tricks Toad for Oracle Integration Toad Intelligence Central (TIC) Integration Tools Version Control
Options and Configuration Databases
Supported Databases Connection Types by Database DB2 UDB v. 8 (LUW) DB2 v. 9 (LUW) DB2 v. 9.5 (LUW) DB2 v. 9.7 (LUW) DB2 v. 10.1 (LUW) DB2 v. 10.5 (LUW) DB2 z/OS v. 9 DB2 z/OS v.10 DB2 z/OS v. 11 Greenplum 4.1 Greenplum 4.2 Ingres 9.3 Ingres 10.0 Microsoft Access 2000/2002/2003 Microsoft Access 2007/2010 Microsoft Azure SQL Database Microsoft Azure SQL Database V12 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Microsoft SQL Server 2016 MySQL 5.0 MySQL 5.1 MySQL 5.5 MySQL 5.6 MySQL 5.7 Oracle 9i Oracle 10g Oracle 11g Release 1 Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle 12c Release 2 PostgreSQL 8.1 PostgreSQL 8.2 PostgreSQL 8.3 PostgreSQL 8.4 PostgreSQL 9.0 PostgreSQL 9.1 PostgreSQL 9.2 PostgreSQL 9.3 PostgreSQL 9.4 PostgreSQL 9.5 SQLite 3.7 Sybase ASE 12.5 Sybase ASE 15 Sybase ASE 15.5 Sybase ASE 15.7 SAP ASE 16.0 Sybase IQ 15.2 Sybase SQL Anywhere 11 SAP SQL Anywhere 17 Teradata 13 Vertica Database 8.0
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User Groups

User Groups

Models and Model Objects > Physical Data Model > Advanced Database Design > User Groups

Toad Data Modeler allows you to define Users and assign them to User Groups. You can then assign User and User Groups permissions to objects.

To add a user group

Click on the Users Toolbar and click Add in the displayed dialog.


In Model Explorer | Right-click the User Groups folder | Add User Group.

To edit a user group

Go to Model Menu | Model Items | User Groups | double-click the selected user group or click Edit.


In Model Explorer | User Groups folder | double-click the selected user group or right-click | Edit.

Option Description
Object Navigator Box All user groups of your model are listed here. The combo-box allows you to edit them, one by one from one place. Use Apply to confirm all the changes you make.
General Tab Description
Caption Logical user group name
Name Physical user group name
Membership Tab Description
Available Available user groups
Selected Selected user groups
Members Tab Description
User Groups section

You can create another group in already existing group. (This is possible for some databases.)

From the list of existing groups, select a group and click the Add arrow button.

Users section

Here, you can assign users to a group.

Note: You can assign users to a user group also in the Users dialog.

To Do Tab

On this tab, you can write some tasks on the selected user group.   

Note: To see all To Do tasks, select Model | To Do.


  1. To copy user groups, use CTRL + Drag&Drop techniques.
  2. To move user groups, use Drag&Drop techniques.
    You can copy and move your user groups within a model and between models of the same and different databases:
  • In User Groups dialog (Model Menu | Model Items | User Groups)
  • In Model Explorer | User Groups folder
  • Between Model Explorer and User Groups dialog
  1. To delete user groups, go to:
  • Model Menu | Model Items | User Groups  | Select a user group and click Delete.
  • Model Explorer | User Groups folder | Right-click and select Delete Item.

Basic Database Design

Select Target Database

Models and Model Objects > Physical Data Model > Basic Database Design > Select Target Database

The first step to create a model in Toad Data Modeler is to choose your target database.


Creating new Oracle 10g physical model named Videorental.

  1. Click on Main Toolbar (or press CTRL+N).
  2. Click the Physical Data Model tab and select the target database - Oracle 10g.
  3. Write Videorental into the Model Name textbox.
  4. Confirm by clicking OK.


  • The model will be shown in Application View.
  • The All Items workspace displays automatically.
  • The status bar in of Application Window displays the database name. (DB: Oracle 10g in our case.)
  • Most of the menus and toolbars become activated.


Database Name - The target database for which the model is created (e.g. Oracle 10g). The database name can be found at the bottom of the Application Window or in displayed pop-up hint when you hover your mouse cursor on the model name in the Application View.

  • Model Name - A model can be saved to more files. In Toad Data Modeler, Model Name should be understood as a title of a document that can be saved to several files of a different name.
  • File Name - A name of the file where the model is saved. File Name is defined after you select Save Model or Save Model as.
  • Rename
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