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Toad Intelligence Central 5.4 - Deployment Guide

Welcome to Toad Intelligence Central Install Toad Intelligence Central License Toad Intelligence Central Connect to Toad Intelligence Central Add New Users and Groups Manage Users and Groups Email Notifications Misc Administrator Activities Manage Objects Manage Folders Object/Folder Manager Privileges Reports Health Check Dashboard Support Bundle Server Maintenance Upgrade Toad Intelligence Central Uninstall Toad Intelligence Central About Us

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 Toad Intelligence Central Data Connectivity license is required to enable data connectivity functionality in Intelligence Central. Data connectivity functionality is required for publishing data objects (views, snapshots, and datasets) to Intelligence Central and for filtering and downloading data objects through the Web Console.

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.

After licensing Toad Intelligence Central, you can select to provide anonymous user feedback to help influence the design of future releases. See Misc Administrator Activities to learn how to easily enable this feature.

Connect to Toad Intelligence Central

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

  • Web Console—Use the Web Console (Web Server) to access Intelligence Central. A Web browser is required.
  • Toad Applications—Use a Toad application, such as Toad Data Point, to connect to Intelligence Central.
  • Third-Party Tool—Use a third-party tool, such as Tableau or a MySQL command line interface.

Note: Toad Intelligence Central is a server that runs as three services that start automatically when Windows starts. For more information, see Toad Intelligence Central services.


Method Description

Web Console

See Open the Web Console for more information about accessing Intelligence Central through the Web Console.

The Web Console (Web Server) provides Standard users with the ability to view and perform operations on objects published to Intelligence Central from other Toad applications. To use the Web Console, the Web server must be installed on the same computer as Intelligence Central. The Toad Intelligence Central Quick Start Guide provides the Standard user with information about how to use the Web Console.

The Web Console 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.

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.

For these users, their primary method to view, access, manage, and edit Intelligence Central objects is through their Toad application.

For more information about using Toad applications, see Connect Using Other Toad Applications

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.


Open the Web Console

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 open the Toad Intelligence Central Web Console

  • Open your Web browser and enter the URL to the server hosting Intelligence Central. Review the following for additional information.


    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.

    To login to Toad Intelligence Central as the Administrator (root), in the username field type root. In the password field type your Administrator password. The initial Administrator password is the password you entered when you installed the Intelligence Central server.

    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 To set local configuration, see Configure New User Registration.

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

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

Connect Using a Toad Application

You can connect to Toad Intelligence Central through other Toad applications. This allows users to publish data objects, scripts, files, and other resources to Intelligence Central through other Toad applications. The types of objects that can be published dependents on the Toad application used. Functionality for viewing, accessing, managing, and editing Intelligence Central objects may also be available in these applications.

For detailed information about how to connect to and use Intelligence Central from another Toad application, please see the product documentation for that Toad product.

After objects are published to Intelligence Central, users can view, access, manage, and work with these objects through the Intelligence Central Web Console. See the Toad Intelligence Central Quick Start Guide for more information about functionality available to Standard users through the Web Console.

Note: A Toad Intelligence Central Data Connectivity license is required to enable data connectivity functionality in Intelligence Central. See License Toad Intelligence Central for more information.

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