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Toad Data Point 5.1 - User Guide

Create SAP Connections

You can create a new SAP IQ, SAP SQL Anywhere, or SAP ASE connection, or connect to an existing connection from the Create New Connection window. See Troubleshoot SAP Issues for more information about troubleshooting connection issues.

Click here to view a video about creating connections in Toad Data Point

Note: This topic focuses on information that may be unfamiliar to you. It does not include all step and field descriptions.

To create an SAP connection

  1. Click on the toolbar (ALT+F+N).

  2. Select SAP ASE, SAP IQ, or SAP SQL Anywhere from the Group list.
  3. Enter the login information. Review the following for additional information:

    Login Tab Description


    Enter the host name for the connection.

    Note: This field is only available when you select an SAP IQ or SAP SQL Anywhere connection.


    Enter the password to use when connecting.

    Tip: After connecting, you can set a master password to further secure your connection in Tools | Options| Environment | Security.


    Enter the client character set such as UTF-8 in this field if it differs from the default character set. This helps you avoid connection issues.


    • This field is not case sensitive.

    • This field is only available when you select an SAP ASE connection.


    Select or create a category if you want to color code Editor tabs for a specific connection. This can help differentiate between development and production databases. You can also set an option to color code the Object Explorer pane and object editor windows (Create, Alter, Drop, etc.). See Set Connection Categories for more information.  Click here to view a video of this feature.
    Options Tab Description


    (SAP ASE only) Set language for your connection to SAP ASE to override your Region | Format settings in Control Panel. If the field is left empty the default language is used.

    Default is us_english.

    Advanced Tab Description
    ODBC driver

    Select an ODBC driver to use for this connection when creating cross-connection queries.

    Tip: You can specify the ODBC driver to use for all connections for this database provider in Tools | Options | Database | Oracle.

  4. Click Connect to save the connection and immediately connect to the database.


    Click Save to save the connection without connecting to the database.

Tip: Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.


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