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Toad Intelligence Central 4.3 - Quick Start Guide

Welcome to Toad Intelligence Central

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 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

The Quick Start Guide is intended for non-Administrators and describes how to use the Web interface (Web Server) to view and access objects and files in Toad Intelligence Central. This guide provides information about functionality that is available to all user roles.

For functionality available only to users with the Administrator role, see the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide.

License Toad Intelligence Central

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.

Access Intelligence Central

Use one of the following methods to access Toad Intelligence Central:

  • Web Interface—Log in to the Web Server using a Web browser
  • Toad Applications—A Toad application, such as Toad Data Point or Toad for Oracle
  • Third-Party Tool—A third-party tool, such as Tableau or a MySQL command line interface

 

Method Description

Web Interface

See Log In From a Web Browser for more information about accessing Intelligence Central through the Web interface.

The Web interface (Web Server) provides Standard users with the ability to view and perform limited operations on objects published to Intelligence Central from other Toad applications. To use the Web interface, the Web server must be installed on the same computer as Intelligence Central.

The Web interface allows users with the Administrator role to perform advanced activities such as the management of users, groups, and objects, as well as Intelligence Central server configuration and maintenance. See the Toad Intelligence Central Deployment Guide to learn more about performing Administrator activities through the Web interface.

Toad Applications

Toad Data Point users can publish data objects, Automation scripts, Toad documents, and other resources created in Toad Data Point to Intelligence Central. Toad for Oracle users can publish Automation apps, files, and other resources created in Toad for Oracle. For these users, their primary method to view, access, manage, and edit Intelligence Central objects is through their Toad application.

Third-Party Tool

See Third Party Connection to Toad Intelligence Central for more information.

A Toad Intelligence Central user can create a MySQL connection to Toad Intelligence Central through a third party tool such as Tableau, MySQL command line interface, or MySQL Workbench. This connection can be used to query Data Connectivity objects stored in Toad Intelligence Central.

 

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