Toad Edge® can be installed from packages available on Toad World
Toad Edge 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 following situations may occur:
Toad Edge has been installed, but has not been authenticated yet
Toad Edge cannot reach authentication servers. It has been less than 30 days since the last authentication
Toad Edge cannot reach authentication servers. It has been at least 30 days since the last authentication
NOTE: Offline method of licensing is available for users, whose connection to the internet is restricted. See Offline licensing for more information.
Three types of licenses are available for Toad Edge:
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.
|Advanced Content Assist|
|Multiple statement execution|
|Execution from/to position|
|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|
|Advanced SQL difference recognition|
|Detailed SQL comparison settings|
|Detailed Schema Compare reports|
|Generation of change scripts|
|Repository (MySQL only)|
|Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery support|
|Native plugin solution for Jenkins|
Other application features
|Support for JSON data types|
|JSON structure visualization|
|JSON in-place data editor|
|MySQL Events editor|
|Advanced user privilege management|
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
To activate offline license on macOS
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.
Before installing Toad Edge 2.0.9, ensure that your system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements.
Table 1: Hardware requirements
|Processor||Minimum dual core 64-bit processor|
|Memory||Minimum 4 GB RAM|
|Hard disk space||Minimum 500 MB + additional disk space for user data|
Table 2: Software requirements
Windows 10 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit)
macOS 10.14 Mojave (64-bit)
macOS 10.13 High Sierra (64-bit)
macOS 10.12 Sierra (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 are not tested.
|Supported database||Version||Additional details|
9.5, 9.6, 10, 11
Toad Edge tested with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL 9.5 and Microsoft Azure PostgreSQL 10.1
Currently in beta
You need to use RedshiftJDBC42-22.214.171.1247 or newer driver in order to use Redshift features.
|MariaDB||10.1, 10.2||MariaDB 10.1 tested for common functionality with MySQL 5.6|
|MySQL||5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 8.0*||
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
*Role Management and Tablespaces are currently not supported for MySQL 8.0. Please use the latest driver with MySQL 8.0 support.
How to install JDBC drivers
The following JDBC drivers are supplied with the installation of Toad Edge. The current drivers bundled with the Toad Edge are Advanced Server JDBC Connector 4.2, MySQL Connector/J 5.1.46, and PostgreSQL JDBC 42.2.2.
NOTE: Toad Edge always works with UTF-8 encoding. Any files that you open are converted to UTF-8 when opened and all files are saved in UTF-8 encoding.