Use the Jump Search feature to find almost any Toad feature or functionality. You simply type in one or more keywords, or the name of a Toad feature, and Toad shows it to you – right there in the interface. You can also link to Jump Search solutions by clicking any error that is returned when you run your code in the Editor.
Jump Search also shows links to internal help topics and relevant Knowledge Base articles. In addition, it shows links to external resources that provide a wealth of information and how-to videos about Toad from various online sources.
To use Jump Search
By default, the Jump Search field is located to the far right side of the main toolbar.
The following example shows some of the ways to use Jump Search:
Toad also jumps from error dialogs to the Jump search where the error message is then copied so you can quickly find answers.
How Jump search functions
|Jump search results reflect licensing.||
For instance, 'Health Check' will not appear in search results if you have a Standard license.
And because Code Analysis Rules require the Professional Edition, that category will not appear if you do not have that edition of Toad.
|Jump search results reflect Toad security.||Clicking on a search result, such as Editor > Save File, applies the same inherent limitations you would experience in your instance of Toad.|
|Items searched (if available with your license)|
|Windows and most controls on all major windows||
These search results, or Targets, are contained in a file in the user application data directory named "JumpTargets.dat."
Note: You can also go to View | Toad Options and use the Search field at the bottom of that window to limit your search to Toad Options.
|Menus and Toolbars||
All menu items and main form toolbar buttons.
If you have customized your toolbars, and you removed an item for which you are searching, it will open the toolbar customization dialog to let you know that item is no longer there.
A variety of file paths are included in the set Toad searches. Among them are:
All the items of SQL Recall History are searched.
|Code Analysis Rules||All of the following fields are searched: RuleID, Category, Type, Severity, and description.|
|Toad World User Forums||The new Toad World User Forums are searched and links are provided to blog posts, forum questions and answers, and how-to videos, which display directly within Toad.|
|Help Documentation||Similar to the previous Quick Search, results are provided from Knowledge Base articles and other resources.|
|Search Web||Double-clicking this link loads your search string into your default Web browser. To specify the search engine to use, go to View | Toad Options | Online | Jump Search, and then select a name under Jump Search.|
|Knowledge Base||Links to the Toad Knowledge Base articles that match your search term are displayed. Double-click any link to show the article within Toad.|
|Product Page and Videos||Links to the Toad page on the support site and links to videos about Toad.|
Toad is self-diagnosing. If you are having difficulties with Toad that you cannot understand nor fix, the Toad Advisor may be able to help you. It offers warnings, alerts, and hints concerning the current state of your Toad installation. If you are in a managed environment, it specifies which features in Toad are managed, and to what extent.
To use Toad Advisor
Describe things that should be fixed immediately
Describe things that may have an impact upon Toad's functionality
Provide information about your Toad installation that may affect how Toad works
Describe settings that could be changed to improve speed of performance
Tip: Select a result for additional information in the bottom pane. You can double click the performance suggestions to navigate direction to the relevant Toad option.
The parent site for all Toad family products is ToadWorld.com, where you will find videos, white papers, expert blogs and podcasts, as well as beta releases, trial downloads and much more.
The Search bar on this website not only finds items that match your search criteria, it also groups them by category, such as Ideas, Blogs, Forums, and so forth.
Two of the most-often used features of Toad World are the Forums and the Idea Pond.
On the Idea Pond page of Toad World, you can submit your ideas to improve Toad and vote for or against other customers' ideas. The Toad team takes your suggestions seriously, and you may even hear back from one of our developers on the topic. We encourage all Toad users from new to experienced to let us know how we can improve Toad.
To submit an idea
To vote on an issue
In the list of ideas or within the idea itself, click the up arrow to vote for the issue or click the down arrow to vote against it.
You can access the Toad World forums directly from Toad in one of these ways:
Click an action from the Toad World menu on the main toolbar (next to Jump Search by default):
From here you have access to the following:
Note: If you don't see these options, right-click on the mail toolbar and select Restore defaults.
Tips for using the forums in Toad
Tips for using the forums on Toad World
Make the most out of your investment by expanding your knowledge of the Toad product line. Web-based training is a perfect accompaniment to your product license. This training walks you through major product features and explains how to perform frequent tasks. You will also see how to utilize time-saving automation functionality.
These self-paced, web-based training courses are available for free to all Toad World registered users. You will receive a certificate of completion for each course once you pass the accompanying test.
Note: Make certain the view the System Requirements on the landing page to ensure that your system can run the courses properly.
To register for Toad world
Go to http://www.toadworld.com, then click Register.
To go to the training
Go to http://www.toadworld.com/training/p/web-based-training. Make certain to log in with your Toad World credentials.