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Toad Data Modeler 7.0 - 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 MySQL 8.0 Oracle 10g Oracle 11g Release 1 Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle 18c Specifics - 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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File Extensions

Toad Data Modeler works with the following files:

File Description

*.TXP

Physical data models in XML format

*.TXL

Logical data  models in XML format

*.TXM

Metamodels in XML format

*.DM2

Toad Data Modeler 2 models

*.DMX

Toad Data Modeler 2 models in XML format

*.TXG

User packages in XML format

*. TBG System packages in binary format

*.TXD

Default Config files

*.TXC

Config files

*.TXE

File with saved environment configuration

*.TXS

Style definition  files for HTML reports

*.XSLT

File for XSL transformation

*.XSD

File describing structure of XML file

*.TXA

File with Aliases

*.TXV

File with versions and revisions of the Version Manager

*.TXN

Exceptions

*.TXI

Export/Import of Dictionary

*.TXO

OTPs settings

*.CSV File for import/export of glossaries to naming conventions
*.TXN File with defined naming convention rules

Note: Meaning of the extensions:

“T” - Toad Data Modeler

“X” - XML format

'last letter' is intuitive, e.g. “P” for Physical model, “V” for Version Manager etc.

*.TXP Files

Physical models created in Toad Data Modeler have *.TXP extension. These files are in XML format.

 

*.TXL Files

Logical models created in Toad Data Modeler have *.TXL extension. These files are in XML format.

By default, the .TXP and .TXL files are saved to a path defined in the Settings menu | Options | Application | Paths | Advanced tab | Paths to Models.

 

*.TXM Files

Metamodels in XML format.

System metamodels are saved together with the application installation package. Possible path is: C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler 3\Packages\System\MetaModels.

Path to user's metamodels can be set in the Settings menu | Options | Application | Paths | Paths to Metamodels.

 

*.DM2 Files

Models created in Toad Data Modeler 2 product.

 

*.DMX Files

Models created in Toad Data Modeler 2 product (*.DM2) that were exported to XML format.

 

*.TXG and * TBG Files

Packages where definition of database or its part, scripts, forms, data types etc. are saved. System packages are in binary format, user packages in XML format.

System packages are saved together with the application installation package. Possible path is:

C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler 3\Packages\System.

User packages are saved in user's Documents and Settings directory, e.g.:

C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\Toad Data Modeler\Installation Name\Packages\{SOME GUID Number}.

 

*.TXD Files

Default config files that are saved together with the application installation package, e.g.:  

C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler 3\Configs.  

 

*.TXC Files

Config files that contain settings of Toad Data Modeler. The settings are accessible in the Settings menu | Options.

.TXC files are modified .TXD files. If .TCX file doesn't exist, it will be created in user's Documents and Settings directory automatically after running the application. Settings of .TXD file will be copied to the new .TXC file then.

 

*.TXE File

Changed environment of Toad Data Modeler will be saved to this file after the application is closed.

This file is saved in user's Documents and Settings directory.

 

*.TXS Files

Files with Style definitions for HTML reports.

CSS styles are saved in user's Documents and Settings directory.

 

*.XSLT Files

Templates for XSL transformation. Default path: C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler 3\XSL

 

*.XSD Files

XSD file describes structure of XML file - of your physical model created in Toad Data Modeler (TXP file). XSD shows how the TXP file looks like, how it is structured etc.

By default, the XSD file is generated to:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Toad Data Modeler\Reports

 

*.TXA Files

Files where aliases created during reverse engineering are saved. They are saved in user's Documents and Settings directory.

The path to aliases can be set in the Settings menu | Options | Application | Reverse Engineering | Paths to Aliases.

 

*.TXV Files

Local files created after the Check Out operation in Version Manager. These files are contained in projects saved in Version Manager. They are saved in user's Documents and Settings directory.

The paths can be set in the Settings menu | Options | Application | Version Manager.

 

*.TXN Files

Files that contain exceptions for data type conversion between databases.

 

*.TXI Files

Files where dictionary items (User Data Types, Dictionary Types and Domains) are saved during export/import between models. You can save the .TXI file where you want, no default path is defined.

 

*. TXO Files

Files where selected OTPs settings are saved.

1. Default (System) Selected OTPs are stored by default at:

C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler\Selected OTPs

2. User Selected OTPs are stored by default at:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Toad Data Modeler\Installation Name\Selected OTPs

 

*.CSV Files

Import/export of glossaries (*.CSV files) also from/to other tools is possible. See the Naming Convention Properties dialog | Glossary tab | Import button. You can find some CSV files with diacritical marks at: C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler 3\Naming Conventions\CSV.

 

*.TXN Files

Every defined naming convention is stored in external .TXN file stored by default in user Documents folder, directory Toad Data Modeler\ Installation name\Naming Conventions.

 

Note:

  1. Generally, it stands that system files are saved together with the application installation package. (E.g.:  C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler 3).

Files modified by a user are saved in the user's Documents and Settings directory. (E.g.: C:\Documents and Settings\user name\My Documents\Toad Data Modeler, or C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler.

  1. The Documents and Settings directory is empty until you run Toad Data Modeler. Then, all appropriate files will be copied to this directory from the application installation package.

All changes you make for the files (e.g. changes in the application layout, new aliases, modified styles in reports, new default path to generated SQL/DDL code, modified My Package.txg file etc.) will be saved here and will be preserved when you update the application.

If you need to restore the original default settings, you can simply delete appropriate file in the Documents and Settings directory. When you run Toad Data Modeler then, appropriate original default file from C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Modeler 3 will be copied to the Documents and Settings directory again.

Enabled/Disabled Databases

Starting with version 5.4, Toad Data Modeler implements a new system of managing databases.

Toad Data Modeler 5.3 and older:

  • During application installation you were able to choose which databases should/should not be installed. This could not be changed in the application, you had to launch installation program again. By not installing unused databases, you were able to save space on drive.

Toad Data Modeler 5.4 and newer:

  • All databases are now installed with the application. A default set of databases is enabled and you can enable/disable databases at any time. By disabling unused databases you can decrease the application startup time.
How to enable/disable databases

You can configure enabled/disabled databases by going to Settings Menu | Add/Remove Databases.

Disabled databases cannot be used in certain application actions (create new model, open existing model, reverse engineering...). However, most of the time you are able to enable a specific database at the time you want to work with it (see screenshot below).

 

Databases

  • Amazon® Aurora MySQL 5.6
  • Amazon® Aurora PostgreSQL 9.5
  • Amazon® Redshift 1.0
  • IBM® DB2® z/OS® 10, 11
  • IBM® DB2® LUW 9.5, 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 11.1
  • Greenplum Database® 4.1, 4.2
  • Ingres 9.3, 10.0
  • EDB Postgres Advanced Server 10
  • Microsoft® Access® 2007-2010
  • Microsoft® Azure® SQL Database V12
  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • MySQL 5.0, 5.1. 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 8.0.13
  • Oracle® 10g, 11g R1, 11g R2, 12c R1, 12c R2, 18c
  • PostgreSQL 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, 9.3, 9.4, 9.5, 10
  • SQLite 3.7
  • SAP® SQL Anywhere 17
  • SAP® ASE 16.0
  • Sybase® ASE 15.5, 15.7
  • Sybase® IQ 15.2
  • Sybase® SQL Anywhere 11
  • Teradata 13
  • Vertica Database 8.0
  • Other (Universal Model)

Details of Database Support

  Reverse Engineering    
Supported Database System From a Database From a SQL File Change Script Generation SQL/DDL Code Generation
Amazon Aurora MySQL 5.6 l l l l
Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 9.5 l l l l
Amazon Redshift 1.0 l l l l
DB2 z/OS 11 l l l l
DB2 z/OS 10 l l l l
DB2 11.1 (LUW) l l l l
DB2 10.5 (LUW) l l l l
DB2 10.1 (LUW) l l l l
DB2 9.7 (LUW) l l l l
DB2 9.5 (LUW) l l l l
Greenplum 4.2 l l l l
Greenplum 4.1 l l l l
Ingres 10.0 l l l l
Ingres 9.3 l l l l
EDB Postgres Advanced Server 10 l l l l
Microsoft Access 2007-2010 l l l l
Microsoft Azure SQL Database V12 l l l l
Microsoft SQL Server 2017 l l l l
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 l l l l
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 l l l l
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 l l l l
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 l l l l
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 l l l l
MySQL 8.0.13 l l l l
MySQL 5.7 l l l l
MySQL 5.6 l l l l
MySQL 5.5 l l l l
MySQL 5.1 l l l l
MySQL 5.0 l l l l
Oracle 18c l l l l
Oracle 12c R2 l l l l
Oracle 12c R1 l l l l
Oracle 11g R2 l l l l
Oracle 11g R1 l l l l
Oracle 10g l l l l
PostgreSQL 10 l l l l
PostgreSQL 9.5 l l l l
PostgreSQL 9.4 l l l l
PostgreSQL 9.3 l l l l
PostgreSQL 9.2 l l l l
PostgreSQL 9.1 l l l l
PostgreSQL 9.0 l l l l
SQLite 3.7 l l l l
SAP ASE 16.0 l l l l
Sybase ASE 15.7 l l l l
Sybase ASE 15.5 l l l l
Sybase IQ 15.2 l l l l
SAP SQL Anywhere 17 l l l l
Teradata 13 l l l l
Vertica Database 8.0 l l l l
Other databases (Universal Model) l l l l
 

Note: Toad Data Modeler includes also support of Universal DB/ANSI Models. See Universal DB/ANSI Model for more information.

Amazon Redshift 1.0

Toad Data Modeler offers support for Amazon Redshift 1.0, including support for Reverse Engineering and DDL Script Generation. There are however the following limitations to Redshift support:

  • Databases and Libraries (and grants for them) are not supported
  • CREATE TABLE: IF NOT EXISTS clause is not supported
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