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Toad Intelligence Central 3.3 - Quick Start Guide

Welcome to Toad Intelligence Central

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Toad® Intelligence Central enables enterprise users to be far more productive with their tools including Toad Data Point by centralizing automation workflows, accessing data directly, collaborating and sharing on datasets, queries and Toad files and providing a secure and established way to manage your data sprawl.

  • AUTOMATE - Toad users can schedule the regular automated execution of Toad Data Point automation scripts on Toad Intelligence Central.

  • ACCESS - Toad users can access Toad files and basic data files published to Toad Intelligence Central that have been shared with them. An additional data connectivity license extends Toad Intelligence Central to work across a wide range of data stores including relational database models, data warehouses, No SQL and Business Intelligence data sources like OBIEE and SAP®.

  • SHARE - Objects can be shared amongst users and groups and organized collectively in a familiar folder structure, assigned tags and given a description for easy search retrieval. Administration of users and groups can be managed locally or users and groups can be imported from Active Directory®.
  • SECURE - Toad Intelligence Central provides a centrally managed, secure, stable and accessible system.

Distributions of Toad Intelligence Central include a Web Server and Admin Console for administrative and general user access. In addition, Toad Data Point and other collaborative Toad products can directly access Toad Intelligence Central. Data on Toad Intelligence Central can be accessed via a third party product such as Tableau for further data processing and visualization.

About This Guide

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This guide provides information about how to use the Toad Intelligence Central Web interface to view and access objects and files in Toad Intelligence Central. This guide is intended for non-Administrator users and provides information about functionality that is available to any user.

For information about Administrator activities that are available only to a user with the Administrator role, see the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide.

Log in to Intelligence Central

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When the Web server is installed along with the Intelligence Central server, users can access Intelligence Central through a Web-based interface using a Web browser.

To log in to Toad Intelligence Central using a web browser

  • In a Web browser, enter the URL to the server hosting Intelligence Central. Review the following for additional information.

    URL

    The address of Toad Intelligence Central is http://hostName/ where hostName is the name of the computer hosting the Web Server and Toad Intelligence Central. If the Web Server has been installed on a port other than port 80 then the address is http://hostName:port/.

    Log in

    Toad Intelligence Central prompts you to login.

    If you login to Toad Intelligence Central using Windows credentials then enter your login name at the login prompt. If necessary, include your Windows domain: domain\username. The computer you use to login to Toad Intelligence Central must be accessible to your Windows domain.

    Note: The login screen may include an option to Register as a new user. If you do not have a login to Toad Intelligence Central then click this link to add yourself as a new user. The availability of this link is dependent on local configuration. For more information on this feature, see Users and Groups

Note: Toad Intelligence Central encrypts your login credentials when transmitted over the network.

Refer to your local Toad Intelligence Central Administrator for more information.

License Toad Intelligence Central

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Toad Intelligence Central is shipped with a trial key that enables a 90 day open trial license to Toad Intelligence Central. Use this key to evaluate Toad Intelligence Central. At the end of the 90 day trial, if a Data Connectivity license has not been entered, your Toad Intelligence Central functionality will be limited to that of the Toad Intelligence Central Community Edition.

Data Connectivity License

A Data Connectivity license is required to use Toad Intelligence Central with Data Connectivity. Any Toad Intelligence Central license from a prior release can serve as a Data Connectivity license for this release.

To view / activate Toad Intelligence Central licenses

  1. From a web browser, log in to Toad Intelligence Central. Any Toad Intelligence Central user can add a license. Administrator credentials are required to remove a license.
  2. Select Administration | Licensing.
  3. If Toad Intelligence Central has multiple licenses assigned, select the license to view or click Add License to add a license.
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