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Toad Edge 1.1 - User Guide

Getting Started with Toad Edge

Introduction > Getting started with Toad Edge 1.1.0

Getting started with Toad Edge 1.1.0

Contents of installation package

The Toad Edge release package contains the following:

  • Installation file of Toad Edge 1.1.0 (MSI or PKG)
  • Product Documentation, including:
    • Release Notes
    • Installation Guide
    • User Guide

NOTE: Toad Edge™ is distributed with the latest MySQL Connector/J 5.1.42 and with Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_121.

Installation Instructions

  • See System requirements before installation to avoid any possible issues during installation or later when using Toad Edge
  • Launch Toad Edge installation file and follow the instructions in the installation wizard

How to Install Java Cryptography Extension

  • Download the latest JCE files:
    • local_policy.jar
    • US_export_policy.jar
  • and use them to replace the files in Toad Edge security folder
    • (...)\Quest Software\Toad Edge\bin\jre\lib\security\

Additional resources

Additional information is available from the following:

Commercial Features

Introduction > Commercial Features

Commercial features

While Toad Edge™ is free to use for everyone in its basic Freeware version, the most advanced features are available to users with Trial or Commercial licenses. This topic aims to guide you through all of the extra functionality that could be useful in your production.

NOTE: A comprehensive comparison matrix of Freeware and Commercial versions can be found here.

MySQL features
JSON structure visualization
  • JSON columns, usable in MySQL 5.7 and newer, can be easily viewed in Object Explorer even when they are nested
JSON data editor
  • Instead of struggling to change a particular value in complex JSON data, you will be able to use an in-built editor with advanced bracket highlighting options
MySQL events
  • While you can see Events in Freeware version of Toad Edge, you will be also able to edit these objects directly in Object Detail
  • New Object Wizard will also help you to create new Events with ease
Advanced user privilege management
  • One of the most valuable features for database administrators is the ability to grant and revoke various user privileges at server, user or even object level
SQL Worksheet/Editor
Advanced Content Assist
  • Content Assist is present in the Freeware version. However, upgrading allows you to configure its function
Editable result grid
  • Easily select any data that fits your requirements and modify its value right in the result grid
Export to CSV
  • Export your entire table, selected rows or even query results to the universally used CSV format file
Schema Compare
  • This powerful tool makes database difference resolution significantly easier. You can:
    • Compare two different Schemas/Databases, even across two different database connections of the same platform and version
    • View all SQL code differences between two objects
    • Compare two objects with the same name based on their timestamps
    • Generate an HTML report detailing each and every difference found
    • Generate and deploy change scripts to automatically resolve the differences
  • By taking a snapshot of your database, you will be able to store its structure as a JSON file and use it as a backup or as a reference for Schema Compare
  • This feature brings databases and version control systems together
  • Map your database to a file system and Toad Edge will transfer your database metadata to a folder structure populated with JSON files representing individual objects, referred to as a repository
  • Then, use any version control system to manage the repository
Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery
  • Enhance your workflow by utilizing Toad Edge CI/CD features to perform periodic tasks with no manual input
  • Toad Edge is able to generate scripts and JAR files, which can be used by your automation server (such as Jenkins or TeamCity)
Other application features
Code snippets and templates
  • Create many code templates and then reuse them by invoking a specific custom keyword. This ability saves you a significant amount of effort in the long run
Session Browser
  • This view displays all current database sessions and is updated continuously. Observe all connected users and the states of their sessions while also being able to terminate any of them, assuming you possess the appropriate privileges
Feature comparison matrix
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


Technical Support Resources

Introduction > Technical Support Resources

Technical support is available to Quest customers with a valid maintenance contract and customers who have trial versions. You can access the Quest Support Portal at

The Support Portal provides self-help tools you can use to solve problems quickly and independently, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Support Portal enables you to:

  • Submit and manage a Service Request
  • View Knowledge Base articles
  • Sign up for product notifications
  • Download software and technical documentation
  • View how-to-videos
  • Engage in community discussions
  • Chat with support engineers online
  • View services to assist you with your product

About Product Improvement Program

Introduction > About Product Improvement Program

To prioritize enhancements in future releases, Toad Edge™ collects data about the use of its different features, and periodically, this data is communicated back to us. Initially, this usage data includes an IP address. Upon its receipt at a temporary server in the U.S.A., the IP address is removed, and then the anonymous data is aggregated before it is sent to our servers in California. Our product team analyses the aggregated data to understand our user community’s preferences and common practices. This analysis influences our future releases.

  • No personal information is collected
  • You can stop participating at any time

To initiate participation in Product Improvement Program

Select View | Preferences | Feedback | Product Improvement Program and select Yes, I want to participate

To cancel participation in Product Improvement Program

Select View | Preferences | Feedback | Product Improvement Program and select No, thank you

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