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Toad Data Point 5.3 - Release Notes

Create SharePoint Connections

Toad allows you to connect to SharePoint via OData service to view and query SharePoint lists as tables. Toad supports SharePoint 2010 and 2013. You can also create a connection to SharePoint Online.

After creating a connection, see About SharePoint Data Sources for more information.

Note: This feature is available in the Toad Data Point Professional Edition only.

To create a SharePoint connection

  1. Click on the Connections toolbar (ALT+F+N).
  2. Select SharePoint from the Group list.
  3. Enter the connection information in the Create New Connection dialog. Review the following for additional information:


    Enter the full URL address to the SharePoint OData service endpoint for the SharePoint site to which you want to connect.

    The URL address should have the following format:



    For SharePoint—Enter your Windows user name to use when connecting to this SharePoint site.

    For SharePoint Online—Enter the user name to use when connecting to this instance of SharePoint Online.


    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.

    SharePoint Online Select this option if creating a connection to a SharePoint Online instance.
    Category (Optional) Select an existing category or create a new one. Set Connection Categories

    Note: In NoSQL and Business Intelligence connections, Toad automatically saves the password in the connections.xml file as obfuscated text, as well as in Toad. To add additional password security, use Toad's Master Password feature. Security Options

  4. Click Connect to connect immediately while saving the connection information. Optionally, click Save to save the connection without connecting.
  5. Upon creating an initial connection, Toad automatically maps the data source objects. This process runs in the background, and until it is finished, you may experience a delay when attempting to access these objects.


  • Connections are stored in the connections.xml file and can be found by clicking the Application Data Directory link in Help | About.
  • You can specify a proxy server to use for Business Intelligence and NoSQL connections at Tools | Options | Database | Data Services.


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