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Toad for DB2 7.1 - Release Notes

Toad for IBM DB2 7.1

Toad for IBM DB2 7.1.x

Release Notes

Monday, November 18, 2019

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About Toad for IBM DB2

With Toad, developers and database administrators can use a familiar, proven tool to manage databases. Toad empowers developers and administrators, of varying skill levels, to rapidly create and execute queries, automate database object management, and develop SQL more efficiently.

Toad also provides utilities to compare, extract and search for objects, manage projects, import/export data and administer the database, while increasing your productivity and delivering access to an active user community.

Toad for IBM DB2 7.1.2 is a patch release with new features, security enhancements and resolved issues.

New Features

New Features

In Toad for IBM DB2 7.1 the following new features were implemented:

Security and Installation Enhancements

For this release of Toad for IBM DB2 we have provided internal security adjustments. We have revised a list of third party components in use according to their known and potential vulnerabilities. Toad uses only reliable and safe components by third party vendors. See the list of third party components in Toad for IBM DB2the help file, section About Us | Third Party Components.

Our Toad installers are now based on the Wix Toolset , which improves user experience and performance of the installation process.

See Resolved Issues for more enhancements and resolved issues in this release of Toad for IBM DB2.

Learn More

Get the latest product information, find helpful resources, and join a discussion with the Toad for IBM DB2 team and other community members. Join the Toad for IBM DB2 community at Toad World.

System Requirements

Client Requirements

Before installing Toad, ensure that your client system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Requirement Details

Platform

2 GHz processor (recommended minimum)

Memory

8 GB of RAM minimum, 16 GB recommended

Note: The memory required may vary based on the following:

  • Applications that are running on your system when using Toad
  • Size and complexity of the database
  • Amount of database activity
  • Number of concurrent users accessing the database

Hard Disk Space

800 MB to install Toad

162 MB to run Toad

Note: The disk space required may vary based on the edition of Toad selected for installation.

Operating System

Windows Server® 2008 R2 SP2

Windows Server® 2012

Windows Server® 2012 R2

Windows Server® 2016

Windows Server® 2019

Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows® 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows® 10, version 1809

.NET Framework

Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.7.1

Database Client

When connecting to a DB2 database/subsystem, ensure that you have a DB2 Client or IBM Data Server Driver installed. Toad supports DB2 Client versions 9.7.6 through 11.1.

Toad has been tested with the following versions of the DB2 Client: 9.7.6, 9.7.9 , 10.1.0, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.5.0, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, and 11.1.0.

Additional Requirements

Web Browser

Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11 or later

Screen

Toad supports screen resolutions up to 3200 x 1800 and display DPI settings up to 150%

Server Requirements

Before installing Toad, ensure that your server meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Requirement Details

Database Server

IBM DB2 for LUW 9.5, 9.7, 10.1, 10.5, 10.5.0.5, 11.1

IBM DB2 for z/OS 10, 11, 12

Note: Toad may support IBM DB2 Express and SWE in addition to listed above servers but note that no testing was performed on it.

Note: Windows 8, 10 and Windows Server 2012 require the following Fix Pack in order to ensure registration of DLLs in Global Assembly Cache:

IBM DB2 LUW 10.5 Fix Pack 4
IBM DB2 LUW 10.1 Fix Pack 4
IBM DB2 LUW 9.7 Fix Pack 10

Note: To use Access 2016 64-bit to connect to an Access database in Toad, the Microsoft Access Database Engine is required and might not be included in the Access installation. The engine must match the architecture (bitness) of Toad.

Virtualization Support

Requirement Details
Application Virtualization

When deploying Toad in a virtualization environment, for best results ensure the system accurately reflects the applicable client hardware and software requirements listed in this document.

Toad has been developed using Microsoft guidelines (see Remote Desktop Services programming guidelines) and can be deployed and operated in virtualization environments such as Citrix XenApp, Microsoft App-V, and VirtualBox.

Install Toad on Citrix® Systems

User Requirements

User Requirements to Install Toad

Only Windows Administrators and Power Users can install Toad.

Note: The following exceptions exist for Power Users:

  • A Power User can install Toad as long as this user belongs to the DB2ADMNS or DBUSERS group.

If an Administrator installs Toad, the Administrator can share the Toad shortcut icon on the desktop and menu items with any user—a Power User, Restricted User—on the computer.

If a Power User installs Toad, a Restricted User cannot do the following:

  • Associate file extensions.
  • View the Toad shortcut icon on the desktop or the Toad menu options in the Windows Start menu. As a workaround, Restricted Users can create a shortcut to Toad from the install directory and place the shortcut on their desktop.

User Requirements and Restrictions for Running Toad

The following describes the requirements and restrictions for users who launch and run Toad:

  • A Windows Power User or Restricted User must belong to the DB2ADMNS or DB2USERS group. To add the user to one of these groups, select Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Computer Management | System Tools | Local Users and Groups | Groups | DB2ADMNS or DB2USERS.
  • A Windows Power User or Restricted User does not have the authority to add or remove DB2 catalog entries using the Toad Client Configuration wizard. However, these users can use the Import Profile function in the Toad Client Configuration wizard to import catalog entries to Toad.
  • To take full advantage of Toad for DB2 LUW functionality, the user ID specified in the Toad connection profile for each DB2 for LUW database connection requires the authorizations listed in the following document:

    ToadDB2LUWAuthorizations.xls

  • As a minimum requirement to manage a DB2 for z/OS subsystem in Toad, the user ID defined in the Toad connection profile for the subsystem must either have SYSADM privileges or SELECT privileges on the DB2 catalog tables. For a complete list of authorizations (and corresponding GRANT statements) a user requires to take full advantage of Toad for DB2 z/OS functionality, refer to the following document:

    ToadDB2zOSAuthorizations.doc

  • To create or modify the QuestSoftware.ToadSecurity table to enable Toad Security, the user who maintains this table must have privileges to create, insert, update, and delete it. All other users need only the ability to read the QuestSoftware.ToadSecurity table to use Toad Security features.
  • For information about defining a RACF, Unix, or Linux group as a Toad Security role, see the About Setting Up Toad Security topic in the Toad online help. This topic explains how to add the Toad Security icons to your toolbar and how to define Toad Security roles that apply to your current connection. (The ability to define RACF, Unix, and Linux groups as Toad Security roles works with DB2 for LUW 9 or later databases and DB2 for z/OS 8 or later subsystems.)

Resolved Issues and Enhancements

The following is a list of issues addressed and enhancements implemented in this release of Toad for IBM DB2:

Resolved Issues in 7.1.2

Feature Resolved Issue / Enhancement Defect ID
Dimensional Viewer

We have improved work with calculated fields and aggregate values in Dimensional Viewer

QAT-15139
General

Collation property while importing data using Automation script has been modified to improve performance with certain JOINS on Tables

QAT-15314/4572415
SQL Editor

AutoCommit on IBM DB2 connections now works as designed

TDB-3950/ 4576728
Team Server

Publishing a script with different schemas from the same database now works correctly

QAT-15319/4534571

Resolved Issues in 7.1

Feature Resolved Issue / Enhancement Defect ID
Code Completion Dragging and dropping column names from Object Explorer to Editor now works correctly. QAT-15117
Object Details (DOV) We fixed an issue in the DB2 z/OS Subsystem - Right-Hand-Side Dynamic Statement Cache tab where a DB2 error was being thrown when a DSC table was selected if that table creator began with an @. TDB-3943/454799
Pivot Grid Pivot Grid now allows you to use Aggregated data values in a calculated field. QAT-14558/4415769
Query Builder You now can select LAG and LEAD in the list of functions for calculated fields in Query Builder. QAT-14252/4438857
SQL Editor Highlighting keyboard shortcuts now work correctly in Editor. QAT-15111/4542078,   4555409,  4559368,   4564671  
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