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Toad® for Oracle® 2017 Editions

Release Notes

Revised 9/29/2017

About Toad® for Oracle® 2017 Editions

Each Edition in Toad for Oracle 2017 Editions is packaged with additional products to expand your Oracle experience. The following editions are available.

Toad for Oracle Base Edition

  • Toad® for Oracle®

  • Toad™ Data Modeler (free use)

Toad for Oracle Professional Edition

  • Toad® for Oracle® Professional
  • Toad™ Data Modeler (free use)

Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition

  • Toad® for Oracle® Xpert
    Includes all features in Base and Professional Editions
  • SQL Optimizer for Oracle®

Toad for Oracle Developer Edition

  • Toad® for Oracle® Xpert
  • Code Tester for Oracle®
  • Benchmark Factory® for Databases - Oracle Edition

Toad for Oracle DBA Edition

  • Toad® for Oracle® Xpert
  • DB Admin Module Add-on
  • Spotlight on Oracle®
    Includes Spotlight on Unix/Linux, Spotlight on Windows, and Spotlight on Oracle Data Guard
  • Benchmark Factory® for Databases - Oracle Edition
  • Toad® Data Modeler

Toad for Oracle DBA RAC Edition

  • Toad® for Oracle® Xpert
  • DB Admin Module Add-on
  • Spotlight on Oracle® with RAC Option
    Includes Spotlight on Unix/Linux, Spotlight on Windows, and Spotlight on Oracle Data Guard
  • Benchmark Factory® for Databases - Oracle Edition
  • Toad® Data Modeler

Toad for Oracle DBA Exadata Edition

  • Toad® for Oracle® Xpert
  • DB Admin Module Add-on
  • Spotlight on Oracle® with RAC and Exadata Options
    Includes Spotlight on Unix/Linux, Spotlight on Windows, and Spotlight on Oracle® Data Guard
  • Benchmark Factory® for Databases - Oracle Edition
  • Toad® Data Modeler
 

Notes:

  • Knowledge Xpert has been moved to a free online wiki, http://www.toadworld.com/platforms/oracle/default.aspx. Toad components which use the desktop version of Knowledge Xpert have been updated to reference the online content.
  • The DB Admin Module can be added to any Toad Edition.

Product release notes

Full release notes are available for the following products. Go to https://support.quest.com/technical-documents and then select the product from the list.

  • Toad for Oracle
  • SQL Optimizer for Oracle
  • Code Tester for Oracle
  • Benchmark Factory for Database
  • Spotlight on Oracle
  • Toad Data Modeler

Installation

You can install the software offered in the Toad for Oracle 2017 Editions in one of the following ways:

  • Web-based installer: Use the Toad for Oracle 2017 Editions Web Installer to install any, or all, of the products of an Edition at once. This installer is a web-based thin client that determines the available products of an Edition based on a supplied license key, then downloads and installs the ones that you select. For more information, see the Toad for Oracle 2017 Editions Installation Guide at https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.
  • Full installer: Install any or all of the products of an Edition from a server in your organization by running the Toad for Oracle 2017 Editions Full Installer. This installer contains all of the installation files for the products of an Edition. It supports administrators who need to provide installation programs from a central location to multiple users. For more information, see the Toad for Oracle 2017 Editions Installation Guide at https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.
  • Read-only installation: Install a Read-only version of Toad for Oracle. This version prevents the user from making any changes to the database, regardless of his or her actual Oracle privileges. See the Toad for Oracle Installation Guide at https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.
  • Standalone MSI: Run a silent installation from the command line by running a standalone MSI installer file for a specific product in an Edition. A silent installation enables you to deploy Toad for Oracle Editions products to multiple machines. To perform a silent installation of a product, see the documentation for that product at https://support.quest.com/technical-documents.

System requirements

This section contains the hardware, software, and privileges required to run Toad for Oracle and related products, as well as the database and virtual environments that Toad supports.

Hardware requirements

Requirement

Details

Processor

1 GHz processor (Spotlight requires 1.2 GHz processor)

Memory

  • 1 GB RAM - Toad for Oracle 32 bit
  • 2 GB RAM - Toad for Oracle 64 bit

Toad Data Modeler requires 1 GB but recommends 4 GB.

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

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

Hard disk space

By Toad Edition:

  • 800 MB - Toad for Oracle Base Edition
  • 530 MB - Toad for Oracle Professional Edition
  • 625 MB - Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition
  • 1 GB - Toad for Oracle Developer Edition
  • 2 GB - Toad for Oracle DBA Edition
  • 2 GB - Toad for Oracle DBA RAC Edition and Toad for Oracle DBA Exadata Edition

By product:

  • 120 MB - Toad for Oracle 32 bit
  • 150 MB - Toad for Oracle 64 bit
  • 120 MB - Benchmark Factory™ for Databases - Oracle Edition
  • 100 MB - Code Tester for Oracle®
  • 1GB - Spotlight™ on Oracle®
  • 180 MB - SQL Optimizer for Oracle® (32-bit)
  • 217 MB - SQL Optimizer for Oracle® (64-bit)
  • 400 MB (1 GB recommended) - Toad™ Data Modeler

Operating system

  • Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit) - 2 CPU required
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit) - 2 CPU required
  • Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 and 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2012 (32-bit and 64-bit) - 2 CPU required
  • Windows Server 2012 R1 and R2 (64-bit) - 2 CPU required
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 10

Database requirements

Requirement

Details

Database client

An Oracle client must be installed and configured on the system where you are running Toad. The following are supported:

  • Oracle Client or Instant Client 10.2.0.5
  • Oracle Client or Instant Client 11.2.0.1/11.2.0.3
  • Oracle Client or Instant Client 12c Release 1 and 2

Note: You must use the 32-bit version of Toad with the 32-bit Oracle client, and the 64-bit version of Toad with the 64-bit Oracle client.

Database server

Oracle versions:
  • 10g, 10g R2
  • 11g, 11g R2
  • 12c Release 1 and 2

Exadata:

Toad has been tested on Oracle Exadata 2.0 running Oracle database 11g R2.

Important: It is recommended that your client version be of the same release (or later) as your database server. This is an Oracle recommendation to prevent performance issues.

Exceptions by product:

  • Benchmark Factory requires 9i or later.
  • Code Tester requires 9.2.0.6 or later.
  • SQL Optimizer requires 8.1.7 or later.
  • Toad Data Modeler requires 9i or later.

Cloud database service

Oracle Database as a Service on Amazon EC2 and Oracle Cloud

Exceptions by product:

  • Benchmark Factory has not been tested for Oracle Database as a Service on Amazon EC2.
  • Toad Data Modeler does not support Oracle Database as a Service.

Network

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) is being adopted by the US Federal Government and industries around the world. In its most basic format, the new protocol uses 128-bit addresses instead of 32-bit addresses, which are used by the current IPv4 to route packets over the Internet. Toad for Oracle features, such as FTP, access the Internet through third-party vendors that are IPv6 compliant, such as /nSoftware's IP*Works. For access to Web sites by way of the Toad Online window, Toad simply invokes the user-defined or default Web browser.

Additional requirements

Requirement

Details

Additional Software

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (to view video from the Jump list within Toad, and to view the product documentation in HTML format).
  • Microsoft Office 2016 and recent earlier releases are supported for Word and Excel output.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or later (to view the product documentation in PDF format).
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 to support the Toad for Oracle Editions Installer.

Microsoft .NET Framework requirements per product

  • Spotlight on Oracle: .NET Framework 3.5 (Service Pack 1 or later)
  • SQL Optimizer: .NET Framework 4.0 Full Profile
  • Toad Data Modeler: .NET Framework version 3.5 on first application start

Additional requirements

Spotlight requires:

  • Monitor capable of supporting a resolution of 1280x1024 or larger. You should also set the display to use the 64K color palette (65536 colors).
  • Toad for Oracle DBA RAC Edition support up to 16 instances in a cluster, with a theoretical limit of 36 instances.

Virtualization support

Type

Details

Application virtualization

Citrix® XenApp

Desktop virtualization (VDI)

Dell™ vWorkspace™ 7.0 has been tested.

Exceptions by product:

  • Spotlight: tested on desktop VMware® workstations.
  • Toad Data Modeler: To avoid printing problems, the virtual printer must be installed directly on vWorkspace.

Server virtualization

Oracle VM 3.1 has been tested.

Exceptions by product:

  • Benchmark Factory for Databases - Oracle Edition has not been tested.
  • Spotlight has been tested on VMware ESX server™.

    Spotlight supports Oracle Virtualization (OVM). Limited testing has been done using Oracle VM 3.0.

VMware ESX Server 3.5, 4.0, and 5.5 have been tested.

Exceptions by product:

  • Benchmark Factory has not been tested.
  • Code Tester has not been tested.
  • Toad Data Modeler has been tested using VMware Server 3.0.

Note: Toad may work in virtualization environments other than the ones listed.

Windows Privileges

In order to install and run Toad, make a connection, and do basic operations, you must have the following privileges.

Operating System

Requirements

Windows Vista

Windows 7

  • Read access to the Oracle client folder
  • Read/write privileges on the Oracle Home directories that you use for your connections

Windows 8 and later

Windows Server 2012 and 2016

  • Read access to the Oracle client folder
  • Read/write privileges on the Oracle Home directories that you use for your connections

Note: Other functionality in Toad may require additional privileges.

Product licensing

To activate a trial

  1. Go to the trial download web page: https://www.quest.com/products/toad-for-oracle/software-downloads.aspx, accessed through the product page.
  2. Select the Toad for Oracle Edition that you want to try.
  3. Log in to your account or register.
  4. Accept the license terms.
  5. Download the trial file.

To activate a purchased commercial license

  1. Go to the Quest Support website: https://support.quest.com/
  2. Type the name of the product that you want to activate in the Enter your product to find support field.
  3. Select Download New Releases.
  4. Download the installer file.

NoteS:

  • License keys compatible with Toad for Oracle 9.7 and earlier versions are no longer supported.
  • Beginning with Toad for Oracle 12.5, only the newer 48-character license keys are supported.
  • If you have an older license type, the Editions installer points you to the license web page where you can update it.

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Toad for Oracle Toad for Oracle Editions Release Notes
Updated - 9/29/2017
Version - 2017 Editions

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