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Toad Data Modeler 7.2 - 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 Microsoft SQL Server 2019 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 Oracle 19c PostgreSQL 9.0 PostgreSQL 9.1 PostgreSQL 9.2 PostgreSQL 9.3 PostgreSQL 9.4 PostgreSQL 9.5 PostgreSQL 10 PostgreSQL 11 PostgreSQL 12 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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The following toolbars are available in Toad Data Modeler:

Main Toolbar

Option Description
New Model

Opens the New Model dialog.

Supported models:

  • Physical Data Model
  • Universal Data Model
  • Logical Data Model

TIP: Right-click the dialog to select the display of the options (Large Icons, Small Icons, List).


Model Name -  Define a name of your model. (Also, you can change the name later in the Application View or Model Explorer (press F2).)




  • Database Name - A database for which the model has been created  (e.g. Oracle 10g). The database name information can be found at the bottom of the Application Window, or it is displayed in the pop-up hint when you point your mouse cursor at the Model Name in the Application View or Model Explorer.
  • Model Name - In Toad Data Modeler, Model Name should be understood as a title of a document that is saved.
  • File Name - A name of file under which the model is saved. File Name is defined after you select Save Model or Save Model as.

Open Model Displays the Open dialog in your default Models folder.
Save Model Saves opened model or opens the Save file dialog.
Connections Opens the Connections dialog.
Reverse Engineering Opens the Reverse EngineeringWizard.
Run Compare Opens Model Compare Wizard, showing you the differences between two selected models. You can generate a report by clicking Report button in Compare Tree dialog.

Run Generate Change Script

Opens Generate Change Script Wizard which compares two different models (or a model and a database) and generates a SQL script reflecting all the changes you made in the first model to your target.

Update Model

Compares local model with target database and changes the model so it's the same as the database.
Run Merge Opens Merge Model Wizard which is able to merge two selected models into one.

Run Convert

Opens Convert Model Wizard which converts selected model to another database platform or version.
Print Opens the Print dialog to configure printer settings.
Print Preview Shows preview of the model as it will be printed.
Options Displays the Options dialog, where most of the Toad Data Modeler settings are located.


Window Toolbar

Option Description
Application View Toggles Application View on/off.
Physical Model Explorer Opens an instance of Physical Model Explorer.
Object Viewer Opens an instance of Object Viewer.
Quick Search Displays Quick Search Window.
New Gallery Creates a new Gallery and displays Gallery Edit, where you can edit its properties.

Views Toolbar

Option Description
Move Turns your cursor into a hand allowing you to move around easily by dragging on the workspace
Loupe Toggles Loupe on/off. Use it to see the area around cursor more clearly.
Overview Toggles Overview on/off. Useful for seeing the whole diagram when working with large models.
Minimize All Undocked Forms Minimizes all undocked windows and forms so they don't block your view.
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