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Toad Data Modeler 6.4 - User Guide

Introduction User Interface Models and Model Objects
Physical Data Model
Entity Relationship Diagram Objects Basic Database Design Advanced Database Design
Universal Data Model Logical Data Model Working with Model Objects
Features and Tools
Application Variables Export/Import DDL Script Generation Graphics Model Actions Print Create New Project Reports Reverse Engineering Scripting and Customization About Templates Tips and Tricks Toad for Oracle Integration Toad Intelligence Central (TIC) Integration Tools Version Control
Options and Configuration Databases
Amazon Redshift 1.0 IBM DB2 LUW 9.5 IBM DB2 LUW 9.7 IBM DB2 LUW 10.1 IBM DB2 LUW 10.5 IBM DB2 LUW 11.1 IBM DB2 z/OS 10 IBM DB2 z/OS 11 Greenplum 4.1 Greenplum 4.2 Ingres 9.3 Ingres 10.0 EDB Postgres Advanced Server 10 Microsoft Access 2007/2010 Microsoft Azure SQL Database V12 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Microsoft SQL Server 2017 MySQL 5.0 MySQL 5.1 MySQL 5.5 MySQL 5.6 MySQL 5.7 Oracle 10g Oracle 11g Release 1 Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle 12c Release 2 PostgreSQL 9.0 PostgreSQL 9.1 PostgreSQL 9.2 PostgreSQL 9.3 PostgreSQL 9.4 PostgreSQL 9.5 PostgreSQL 10 SQLite 3.7 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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Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Databases > Specifics

External Table support (PolyBase external table that references data stored in Hadoop cluster or Azure blob storage). External Tables can be found in Physical Model Explorer.

Security Policy support (for row-level security). Security Policies can be found in Physical Model Explorer.

New model objects with simplified support:

  • Column Encryption Key - currently without any properties, used for Encrypting Columns.
  • External Data Source - currently without any properties, used for External Table.
  • External File Format - currently without any properties, used for External Table.

IF EXISTS support for DROP commands of certain object types:

  • Entity, View, Relation, Trigger (entity/view), Key, Index, Default, Rule, DictType, UDT, Procedure, Function, Aggregate (Functions), Synonym, Assembly, Sequence, FileTable

  • To use the clause, enable the Check Object Existence Before Processing Drop Commands option in DDL Script Generation | Detail Settings.


  • Memory Optimized Tables:
    • It is now possible to create the following objects in memory optimized tables:
      • Triggers (Natively Compiled only)
      • Index (Clustered Columnstore only)
      • Foreign Key constraints (between memory optimized Tables)
      • Check constraints
      • Unique constraints
  • "Period for System_Time" and "System-Versioned Temporal Table" support for Tables (Attribute Properties | Temporal Properties tab AND Entity Properties | Temporal Table Properties tab)


  • Dynamic Data Masking support for Attributes (Attribute Properties | Masking and Encryption tab | Dynamic Data Masking)
  • Always Encrypted support for Attributes (Attribute Properties | Masking and Encryption tab | Encrypting Columns)


  • New Function types:
    • Natively Compiled Scalar Function
    • Natively Compiled Inline Table-valued Function
  • EXECUTE AS CALLER for Natively Compiled Stored Procedure Functions (used by default).


  • New parameter - COMPRESSION DELAY for COLUMNSTORE Indexes.

  • Filter predicates (WHERE) can be now used in non-clustered COLUMNSTORE Indexes.
  • Non-clustered Indexes can be now created even when CLUSTERED COLUMNSTORE Indexes already exist.


  • ALLOW_ENCRYPTED_VALUE_MODIFICATIONS = ON | OFF support for Users (in Reverse Engineering).


  • Support for Stretch Database (REMOTE_DATA_ARCHIVE) in SQL Server 2016
  • To create a Table for remote data archive see Entity Properties | Stretch Database Properties

NOTE: REMOTE_DATA_ARCHIVE is not supported for Memory Optimized Tables.

Reverse Engineering

Databases > Microsoft SQL Server 2017 > Reverse Engineering

Available Data Providers are:

  • Connection via ADO
  • Native Connection

Connection via ADO:

Native Connection:

Reverse Engineering Settings

  • Check Graph Table Columnsto include graph table columns $node_id", "$edge_id", "$from_id", "$to_id in your RE

Script Generating

Databases > Microsoft SQL Server 2016 > Script Generating

Note: To generate the table, column descriptions for SQL Server db in Toad Data Modeler, schema/owner has to be defined. Please see the Entity Properties form | General tab and from the Schema box select a schema or click the icon on the right to open the Schema dialog and define a new schema, then select it for the entity.

Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Databases > Specifics


  • New node and edge (graph) tables are now supported
  • Click Add Atribute to add graph table specific attributes. In Attributes, these will be called using $node_id and $edge_id, $from_id, $to_id for node and edge tables respectively


  • CREATE EXTERNAL LIBRARY: External libraries are not supported
  • CREATE OR ALTER: this clause is now supported for procedures, views, functions, and triggers (with exception for Change Script Generation where only Alter or Drop and Create are used)

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