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Toad Edge 1.2 - 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

NOTE: Offline method of licensing is available in case your connection to the Internet is restricted. See Offline licensing for more information.

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

Offline Licensing

Product Licensing > Offline Licensing

For users with restricted or no access to the Internet Quest offers an alternative pathway of offline licensing. After having purchased an offline license of Toad Edge you will obtain a license file, e.g. license.dlv and you will not be required to sign-in to your Quest account. See Product licensing for more information.

To activate offline license on Windows

  1. Create a file called license.cfg and place it in “configuration” folder in Toad Edge installation folder, e.g. “C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad Edge\configuration”
  2. Open license.cfg and enter a path to the license file on the first line, e.g. “C:\Users\johndoe\Documents\Licences\license.dlv”
  3. Launch Toad Edge and it will automatically find the license and validate it offline

To activate offline license on macOS

  1. Create or locate a file called license.cfg and place it in Applications/Toad Edge/Contents/eclipse/configuration
  2. Open license.cfg and enter a path to the license file on the first line, e.g. “Users/johndoe/Documents/Licences/license.dlv”
  3. Launch Toad Edge and it will automatically find the license and validate it offline

NOTE: When using a terminal on macOS, please, keep in mind that different symbols might be inserted in place of spaces. However, these symbols must not be in the configuration file.

To activate offline license silently on Windows

  1. Launch Command Prompt as Administrator and enter the following command:
    msiexec /i "ToadEdge_version.number._x64_En.msi" /qn LICENSE="path_to_license_file" /L*V "log.log, e.g. msiexec /i "ToadEdge_1.2_x64_En.msi" /qn LICENSE="C:\Users\johndoe\Documents\Licences\license.dlv" /L*V "log.log
  2. Toad Edge installs silently on the background

System Requirements

System Requirements

Before installing Toad Edge 1.2, 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 10.13 High Sierra (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 Additional details


5.5, 5.6, 5.7

MySQL 5.6 tested to run in Microsoft Azure. MySQL 5.7 tested to run in Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) environment

MySQL engines: InnoDB, MyISAM

Tested MySQL editions: Community, Standard, Enterprise

MariaDB 10.1 MariaDB 10.1 tested for common functionality with MySQL 5.6

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 5.1.44.

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