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
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:
Select the type of authentication to use for this connection. Toad offers two options:
The required login fields will be enabled or disabled according to the authentication type that is chosen.
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. |
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.
To create this type of connection to SharePoint, Active Directory Universal with MFA needs to be selected from the Authentication field dropdown.
The next step is to enter a user name which has been configured for multi-factor authentication and click on Connect.
Toad Authentication Window will appear allowing you to select either Windows Authentication or AzureADTrust for the type of credentials which will be used for the connection.
The step that follows will enable you to select a user from the list or add another one by clicking on Use another account.
After that, you will be prompted to enter your credentials and depending on the type of authentication that the account has been configured with, you will undergo an additional authentication step, such as the one in the image below.
After completing the final authentication step, a successful connection to SharePoint will be made.
Publishing Snapshots, Views, Automation scripts, and Workbooks to Toad Intelligence Central cannot be performed when using Active Directory Universal with MFA type of authentication.
Setting a default SharePoint connection in Tools|Options|Environment is currently available only for Basic Authentication
Review this topic to learn about open database connections in Toad.
For information about switching the current connection in Toad, see Switching Connections in Toad.
In Toad, an open connection in the Connection/Navigation Manager represents one or more actual connections to the database
Toad also creates a separate database connection for each Editor (the first time you execute a statement) and for each Data tab in the Database Explorer (the first time you select the tab and query data).
The connection associated with the window (or tab) remains open until you close the window. If a window has an associated connection, but a statement is not currently executing, the connection is in an inactive state.
To view information for an open connection
To view the number of actual database connections that exist for a Toad connection, including the number of active connections, place the cursor over the connection in the Connection/Navigation Manager pane or in the connection drop-down list.
To use the Background Processes pane
To cancel statement execution, use the Background Processes pane.
Note: It is recommended that you cancel only your own processes, because terminating Toad activities could cause unexpected behavior.
You can instruct Toad to share an open connection among windows. In this way, the Editor windows and Data tabs can share the same connection when the connection is inactive.
To share a database connection among windows in Toad
Clear the checkbox for the Use individual connection for each open editor option.
When this option is not selected, Toad attempts to use a single connection for any new windows or query execution. For example, if you share a database connection, you can execute a query in the Editor, execute another query in a new Editor, and then select the Data tab from the same connection.
If the single connection is in use when Toad attempts to execute it, the following occurs:
Note: Although you can share a database connection, any commits apply to the selected window only.
Review the following solutions to help troubleshoot SQL Server connection issues in Toad.
Cannot specify a port number when connecting
Currently, Toad does not have a separate field for specifying a port number.
You can connect if you know the port number for the instance by entering the following in the Server name field on the New Connection window:
10.1.29.129,1234 (where 1234 is the port number of the instance)
Cannot connect to a remote instance in SQL Server 2005
Remote connections may not be enabled in SQL Server 2005. Also, named instances are configured to use dynamic ports and select an available port once the SQL Server Service starts. If you are connecting to a named instance through a firewall, configure the Database Engine to listen on a specific port, so that the appropriate port is opened in the firewall.
Note: Remote connections are disabled by default in the Express and Developer editions of SQL Server 2005.
To enable remote connections, see "How to configure SQL Server 2005 to allow remote connections" at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914277
"Path is not of a legal form" error message when connecting
"Could not find a part of the path
You attempted to migrate settings from a previous install of Toad to the current install, but the settings file (InitialSqlServer.Sql) for the previous install was either removed, moved, or corrupt.
You may also receive this error if you installed Toad and migrated settings from a previous version, and later uninstalled the previous version.
You must specify a valid location for the InitialSqlServer.Sql file in Toad.
To specify a valid location
By default, this file is located in the following directory:
C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Data Point version \Templates\Scripts
Note: Clicking may result in a "Path not found error". If you receive this error, manually enter the location in the field.
|Cannot establish Named Pipes connection||
If you are trying to connect to the server using Named Pipes, "Poll service status in connection list" option should be cleared.
|Cannot access some functionality when working with Azure connection.||
To utilize majority of Toad functionality VIEW DEFINITION grant is required for those databases you want to work with.