Object Explorer allows you to comfortably navigate your databases and view their objects. The contents of the explorer change depending on the currently selected connection in Connections View. There are various options available in the context menu depending on the type of object you select.
Note: To quickly find a specific object in any database of a connection, use the Object Search function (CTRL (⌘) + SHIFT + D)
You can set any of your databases as default. This means that scripts in Worksheet will be executed on the selected database by default if you do not specify another database.
To set a default database
|Link with Editor||If enabled, bringing a window (Worksheet, Object Detail and Describe Object...) into focus will highlight the window in Connections View and selecting the window in Connections view will bring it into focus|
|Define Visible Categories||Opens a dialog where you can set which categories / object types should be shown or hidden|
|Open Objects in Common Detail Window||If enabled, allows you to use the Describe Object window. See Object Detail and Describe Object for more information|
|Refresh||Refreshes the status of the selected object / object type / database|
|Rename Selected Object||Opens a dialog where you can change the name of the selected object|
|Drop Selected Objects||Deletes the selected object(s) from the database|
|New *object*||Creates a new specific object depending on the object type you are currently viewing|
|Filter||Filters the objects in Object Explorer according to the input. It is possible to use wildcards (? and *) and regular expressions as well as filter by multiple comma separated values|
This tool allows you to search for any database object of the currently selected connection in Connections View.
To search for object(s)
You can use any of the following in your search query:
The contents of the View change depending on what are you doing in Toad Edge. Its functionality can be divided into several modes:
TIP: In all modes except for Schema Compare, you can click on any item in the Outline to navigate to the object quickly in the other UI element. For example, clicking on a specific constraint in database object outline mode switches Object Detail/Describe Object to Constraints tab and highlights the selected constraint.
When editing procedures, functions, etc., Outline displays the code structure, including variables.
In this mode, Outline displays important details of database objects displayed in Object Detail and Describe Object.
This mode is triggered by opening a JSON column value in JSON support and JSON Editor. In this case, the complete structure of the current JSON value, including nested values, is shown.
When in Schema Compare, Outline displays comparison settings which determine what is considered a difference and what should be ignored.
Difference Fragmentation slider further determines the precision of difference finding. The further it goes left, the smaller and more precise the differences are, such as specific values or words. The further it goes right, the looser and more flexible the differences are, such as entire statements or blocks of code.
|Slider position||Difference precision|
Quick Doc displays brief, relevant information about the currently selected objects.
Quick Doc has two modes:
This mode is used most of the time. As you select various objects in Object Explorer, Quick Doc displays basic information about them.
This mode is triggered when you work with Overview Grid as part of About Schema Compare or Repository. It displays specific differences between two objects in a row that is currently selected in the grid. The view becomes very useful in cases where there are many differences.
|Link with Selection||If enabled, Quick Doc automatically displays information every time you select an object in Object Explorer or a record in the Overview Grid|
|Open Declaration||(Object Explorer mode only) Opens the currently described object in Object Detail and Describe Object|