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Toad for Oracle 14.2 - Getting Started Guide

Welcome to Toad Toad Resources Required Privileges Create and Manage Database Connections Editor Basics Schema Browser Basics Data Grid Basics Work with Data Work with Database Objects Work with Code
Write Statements and Scripts Work with the Query Builder Execute Statements and Scripts Save Statements (SQL Recall) Work with PL/SQL Objects Debug Analyze Code Optimize SQL
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Editor Profiler Tab

Within the Editor, the Profiler tab displays profiler runs, as root nodes, and profiler units as child nodes. The latter are the actual code units that were executed during a profiler run. They can include anonymous blocks, procedures, functions, and packages executed while the profiler run data was being collected. In the line item profiler, child nodes contain the actual line data. In the hierarchical profiler, child nodes contain sub program calls.

This tab provides an overview of the data, but does not offer the graphs that the Profiler Analysis window does.

Selecting a line item within the nodes automatically opens the referenced SQL source and displays the line referenced by the profiler.

Note: Because each Editor tab is associated with a separate Profiler instance, navigating through your code this way may reset the node display in the Profiler tab.

To display the Profiler Analysis window for the current data

Click Details.

Executable Line Indicators

When you open a profiler run or unit into the Editor and have the option show executable line indicators in gutters selected, executable line indicators display as follows:



Blue dot with green square

Line was executed

Blue dot with red circle

Line was not executed

If Toad cannot determine when the unit was last executed, then the standard blue dot line indicators will display.

Hierarchical Profiler Filters

You can filter the results of your hierarchical profiling session. This can be useful in making sure that you only see the results that are useful for you.

Toad will automatically filter out the system information that is added when the profiler is active. You can manually turn these on if you want to see that information.

To create a filter

  1. From the Profiler tab at the bottom of the Editor, right click the grid and select Filter.

    Note: If you do not see the filter option, make sure you are actually using the hierarchical profiler.

  2. Click Add to add a new filter to the filter grid. Enter the criteria you want to use to hide data. You may use the % wildcard within the filter.
  3. Enable or disable any filters desired by selecting or clearing the Enable box.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if necessary.
  5. Click OK.


Generate Explain Plans

Toad provides an intuitive and efficient way to write, run, and test your SQL and PL/SQL code. Toad supports efficient code management for a single developer or a whole team of developers.


Generate Explain Plans

Tip: Click . to edit the display options, such as the sorting order and alignment.

Save Explain Plans

You can save explain plans automatically in Toad or manually save them as an external file. The first option allows you to compare a current or historic Explain Plan to the saved file in the future.

To save Explain Plans automatically

  1. Select View | Toad Options | Oracle | General.
  2. Select Save previous Explain Plan results.

To save Explain Plans to an external file

  1. Run an Explain Plan.
  2. Right-click the plan and select Save to XML file or Save image.

    Note: To open an XML explain plan, right-click the Explain Plan area and select Load plan from XML.


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