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Toad Data Point 5.0 - User Guide

Import Data

You can use the Import Wizard to import data from a single file, from multiple files of the same type in a folder, from multiple files in different folders, from a SQL query, or from a SharePoint list. You can import data into a new or existing table. When importing data to Local Storage, you can create a new snapshot.

Toad also provides another way to initiate the import process. See Import Export Data Dialog for more information.

Note: Attempting to import data that was exported to an Excel instance where the fractional seconds were truncated results in an error.

Considerations When Importing Data

Review the following information before importing data.

Consideration

Description

International characters

When importing data that contains international characters, make certain that your default character set is UTF-8. In the Import wizard, you must also select Unicode in the File encoding field on the File Preview page.

Processing row count

You can improve the efficiency of the import process by defining the block size (processing row count) for imported data.

To define the block size for imported data

Enter a value for Processing row count on the Select Target page of the Import Wizard.

Default is 500.

Use the following general guidelines when determining the row count:

  • For a small number of columns, increase the processing row count.
  • For a large number of columns, decrease the processing row count.
SharePoint® Toad supports SharePoint 2010 and 2013.

Importing Data

To import data

  1. Select the database connection on which you want to import data.

    Note: The Import Wizard will import data to the currently-active open connection.

  2. Select Tools | Import Export Data | Import Wizard.
  3. Use the Import Wizard to specify a data source and import options. Review the following for additional information:

    Import File Page Description

    Import objects list

    Step one: Select one of the following types of objects to import:

    • Add File—Select a single file to import. If you want to import multiple files, use the Add Folder button.
    • Add Folder—Add multiple files of the same file type from a directory. For example, you can select .xls or .csv files, but you cannot select a combination of the two.
    • Add Query—Open a SQL file or enter a query.
    • Add Table—Select a table, view, or other object to import to a new or existing table within the same datasource (or different datasource if using the Import Export dialog).

    • SharePoint—Select a SharePoint list to import.

    Step two: Select the source data and specify import options.

    If you need help specifying the import options for the object you selected, please see the specific instructions in the sections that follow.

    Step three: You can add additional objects to the Import objects list by selecting another import object type.

    Note: You can add multiple objects to the Import objects list to import all at one time. However, you can only import to one target—the currently active open connection.

    Save Settings as Template Page Description

    Import Data Now

    Select to import the data immediately.

    Import Data Later

    Select to import the data later using the template. You must also select the Save template option and specify a file name and location.

    Send to Automation

    Select to send your import options to the Automation guided wizard to help you easily create a basic Automation script for importing data. You must also select the Save template option and specify a file name. See Automation Tutorial and Guided Tour for more information.

    Save template

    Select to save your import options as a template which you can later use against the same or a different database connection or in an automation script. See Use Import and Export Templates for more information.
  4. Click Finish to import the data and close the wizard.

To import one file at a time

  1. Select Tools | Import Export Data | Import Wizard.
  2. Click Add File and select a file.
  3. Click the following to review additional information:

To import a folder

  1. Select Tools | Import Export Data | Import Wizard.
  2. Click Add Folder.

    Notes: 

    • This adds multiple files of the same file type from a directory. For example, you can select xls or csv files, but you cannot select a combination of the two.
    • The filter you select on the File Directory page is applied at execution time, so Toad will use the latest files in the directory, including new files that match the filter criteria.

To import a query

  1. Select Tools | Import Export Data | Import Wizard.
  2. Click Add Query.
  3. Open a SQL file or enter a query.

    Notes: 

    • If you open an existing SQL file, you must select the connection associated with that file from the drop-down list. Toad uses your current connection when importing the data.
    • If you are entering a query, you can press CTRL+PERIOD to use Code Completion to select objects.

To import a table or other database object

  1. Select Tools | Import Export Data | Import Wizard.
  2. Click Add Table.
  3. Select a database/schema in the source. Then select a database object to import as a table to the same datasource (or to a different datasource if using the Import Export dialog). Click Next.

To import a list from SharePoint

  1. Select Tools | Import Export Data | Import Wizard.
  2. Click SharePoint.

    Note: You must have a SharePoint URL defined in Tools | Options | Environment | SharePoint.

  3. Select a SharePoint list to import.
  4. Select Exclude create/modify info to exclude the Modified, Created, Created By, and Modified By columns from import.

    Note: Toad supports SharePoint 2010 and 2013.

 

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