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Toad Edge 1.1 - Installation Guide



Toad Edge™ can be installed from packages available on Toad World

  • Windows Installer Package (MSI)
  • macOS Installer Package (PKG)

Online authentication

A Quest Software account is required in order to use Toad Edge. If you do not have a Quest account yet, you can create one after launching the application.

Toad Edge also requires you to perform online authentication by signing in to your Quest account at least once per every 30 days. If you are signed in to your account and Toad Edge is able to reach the authentication servers, the process is done automatically on each application launch.

At times, the authentication may not be performed for various reasons, e.g. firewall settings, lack of internet connection. In such cases, the situations which may occur:

Toad Edge has been installed, but has not been authenticated yet

  • You have to sign in to your Quest account in order to authenticate the application for the first time and use it

Toad Edge cannot reach authentication servers. It has been less than 30 days since the last authentication

  • A warning dialog will be displayed. You will be still able to use the application up until the 30 day mark

Toad Edge cannot reach authentication servers. It has been more than 30 days since the last authentication

  • A warning dialog is displayed. You will not be able to use the application until you sign in to your Quest account

Product Licensing

Product Licensing

Three types of licenses are available for Toad Edge:

  • Freeware - basic mode which is active when no other license is supplied
  • Trial - unlimited mode which lasts for a set period (for example, the initial 30-day Trial)
  • Commercial - unlimited mode gained by purchasing and using a Commercial license in the application

As mentioned in Introduction, you need to create and sign in to your Quest Software account in order to start using Toad Edge. After you create your account, you are provided an initial 30-day Trial license. This allows you to try out the application and all of its features.

Once the Trial period elapses, you can purchase and supply a Commercial license to continue using Toad Edge without limitations. Otherwise, the application will revert to the Freeware mode. You will be still able to use all Freeware features, but you will not be able to access Commercial features.

The following matrix lists all features that can be used in Freeware and Trial/Commercial versions of Toad Edge.

Feature Commercial Freeware

MySQL features

Support for JSON data types
JSON structure visualization
JSON in-place data editor
MySQL Events editor
Advanced user privilege management

SQL Worksheet/Editor

Advanced Intellisense
Syntax check
Code formatting
Multiple statement execution
Execution from/to position

Data editor

Table lookup via foreign keys
Basic data filters
Data type specific data editors
Editable result grid

Export and import

Export to CSV
Export to SQL
Export to HTML
Export to XML
Import from SQL
Import from CSV

Schema Compare

Schema/Database comparison
Advanced SQL difference recognition
Detailed SQL comparison settings
Timestamp comparison
Detailed Schema Compare reports
Generation of change scripts


Snapshot creation
Snapshot comparison


Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery support
Native plugin solution for Jenkins

Other application features

Object search
Code snippets/templates
Session browser

System Requirements

System Requirements

Before installing Toad Edge 1.1.0, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.

Hardware requirements

Table 1: Hardware requirements

Requirement Details
Processor Minimum dual core 64-bit processor
Memory Minimum 4 GB RAM
Hard disk space Minimum 500 MB + additional disk space for user data

Software requirements

Table 2: Software requirements

Requirement Details
Operating System

Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Windows 7 (64-bit)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)

macOS 10.12 Sierra (64-bit)

OS X 10.11 El Capitan (64-bit)

Other requirements .NET 4.0 is required to install the application on Windows 7

NOTE: Toad Edge may also run on virtual versions of the mentioned operating systems. Please note, however, that these configurations were not tested.

Database requirements

Supported database Version MySQL Engines
MySQL Community Edition
MySQL Standard Edition

5.5, 5.6, 5.7


NOTE: Toad Edge also supports the aforementioned MySQL versions when they are hosted using Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). Please note that only the latest version (5.7) was fully tested in this environment.

How to install a JDBC driver

The latest JDBC driver for MySQL is included with the installation of Toad Edge. The current version that is bundled with the Toad Edge is 5.1.42.



This topic will guide you through the initial installation of the application up to launching it and signing up for the first time.


  1. Start the Toad Edge installer (MSI). Continue past the initial screen
  2. In the next dialog, accept the user license agreement by checking the I accept...
  3. The following dialog displays the default installation path you can Change if you wish
  4. If you would like the installation wizard to create Toad Edge shortcuts, leave the boxes in the next dialog checked. Finally, click Install
  5. Once the installation wizard concludes, you can choose to launch Toad Edge and read the release notes


NOTE: If you are unable to open the installation file due to a security prompt, please go to System Preferences | Security & Privacy and change Allow apps downloaded from to App Store and identified developers

  1. Start the Toad Edge installer (PKG). Continue past the initial screen
  2. By clicking Continue in the next dialog, you will be prompted to accept the user license agreement. Click Agree to proceed
  3. Select the installation destination disk. The next dialog summarizes the size and destination of the installation. Finally, click Install
  4. Once the installation wizard concludes, you can close the window and open Toad Edge from Applications or by searching for it in Spotlight Search

On the first application start, you will see a sign in dialog. Enter your email address and password to Sign In and start using the application. If you do not have a Quest account yet, you can create one in the same dialog.

After signing in for the first time, Toad Edge will use the default Trial license for the next 30 days. During that time, you can access and try out all the features the application has to offer. To learn more about licensing and available features, please see Product licensing.


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