Table 13: System requirements
1 GB RAM required for 32-bit
2 GB RAM required for 64-bit
|Hard disk space||
120 MB - Toad for Oracle 32 bit
150 MB - Toad for Oracle 64 bit
Windows Server 2003 (32-bit and 64-bit)
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 (64-bit)
Note: Individual products may support earlier or later versions of Windows operating systems. See Product Release Notes.
Table 14: Database requirements
Oracle Client 126.96.36.199
Oracle Client or Instant Client 10.2.0.5
Oracle Client or Instant Client 188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206
Oracle Client or Instant Client 12c
Oracle 8.0.6; 8.1.7; 9i; 9i R2; 10g; 10g R2; 11g, 11g R2, 12c.
Toad has been tested on Oracle Exadata 2.0 running Oracle database 11g R2.
|Cloud database service||
Oracle databases running on Amazon EC2
|IPv6||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 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 such as /nSoftware's IP*Works that are IPv6 compliant. For access to Web sites by way of the Toad Online window, Toad simply invokes the user-defined or default Web browser.|
Table 15: Component requirements
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later (to view video via the Jump list within Toad, and the Release Notes).
Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or later (to view the Installation Guide).
Table 16: Virtualization support
Before installing Toad review the following for virtualization support:
Citrix® XenApp 5.0 and 6.5 have been tested.
|Desktop virtualization (VDI)||
Dell™ vWorkspace™ 7.0 has been tested.
Oracle VM 3.1 has been tested.
VMware ESX Server 3.5 has been tested.
To activate a trial:
1. Visit trial download web page: http://quest.com/products/toad-for-oracle/software-downloads.aspx, accessed through the product page.
2. Find your job function and select corresponding trial.
3. Sign-in to your account or register.
4. Complete brief survey.
5. Download trial file.
To activate a purchased commercial license:
1. Visit support website: https://support.quest.com/
2. Click Download New Releases in the self-service section.
3. Select product, select Edition and click Download.
4. Sign-in to your account or register.
5. Download commercial file.
License keys compatible with Toad for Oracle 9.7 and earlier versions are no longer supported.
To upgrade your key:
Go to Help | Licensing to find your license number in the current version of Toad.
If not explicitly listed, it may be included as part of the Site Message associated with your key.
If you need help finding your license number or an upgrade key, please contact the License Administration team: https://support.quest.com/licensing-assistance
The Toad release package contains the following:
Toad for Oracle 12.6
Toad is available in different editions. The release package includes the edition that you purchased.
Please refer to the Installation Guide for installation and upgrade instructions.
Upgrades for Toad install side-by-side with any previous versions you have installed. You can run the new and previous versions concurrently.
The first time you run the new version of Toad, settings files from the previous version will be automatically imported. If you wish to start with a clean set of user files, run the Copy User Settings utility under the Utilities menu and select 'Create a clean set of user files from the base installation.'
Note: Toad supports importing settings only if the new version is within two releases of the previous version. If your versions are more than two releases apart, you need to install an intermediate version to successfully import the files.
Additional information is available from the following:
Online product documentation
Toad for Oracle community on Toad World
Global Operation Statement -Toad for Oracle 12.6
This section contains information about installing and operating this product in non-English configurations, such as those needed by customers outside of North America. This section does not replace the materials about supported platforms and configurations found elsewhere in the product documentation.
This release is Unicode-enabled and supports any character set. In this release, all product components should be configured to use the same or compatible character encodings and should be installed to use the same locale and regional options. This release is targeted to support operations in the following regions: North America, Western Europe and Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Far-East Asia, Japan.
The release is localized to the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean.
This release has the following known capabilities or limitations: Toad 12.6 is a Unicode application. As such, it has native support for any Oracle Unicode character set, such as UTF8 or AL32UTF8. There are some features in Toad which use or invoke Oracle Utilities or applications which are not themselves Unicode applications. Their functionality is therefore limited to the character set of the client on which Toad is running, and NLS_LANG must be carefully set to match the Windows character set
We have also observed issues with US7ASCII when used with non Latin characters.
Only reports are localized into Korean, and Japanese