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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii About the Authors xv Introduction 1 Who Should Read This Book 1 Why This Book Is Unique 2 How This Book Is Organized 2 Chapter 1: TOAD Setup and Configuration 5 Windows Platform Support 6 Database Connectivity 7 Database Client Versions 10 Which Version of TOAD to Use 10 Running the TOAD Installer 12 Copying TOAD Settings 13 TOAD Adheres to Oracle Security 13 Activating TOAD's Read-Only Mode 15 Advanced TOAD Security Options 15 Customizing TOAD to User Taste 16 Summary 17 Chapter 2: Database and Schema Browsers 19 Auto-Start a Browser 20 Database Browser 21 Schema Browser 27 Schema Browser Options 42 Summary 44 Chapter 3: SQL Editor 45 Basic Concepts of the SQL Editor 45 Predefined Shortcuts 59 User-Defined Shortcuts 62 Using Bind Variables 63 Table and Column Name Select Lists 64 TOAD Table Aliases Substitutions 66 Auto-Replacement Substitutions 67 SQL Templates 68 Code Snippets 70 Executing SQL Statements 71 Executing SQL Scripts 72 Editing Result-Set Data 73 Saving Result-Set Data 75 Printing Result-Set Data 76 Examining Explain Plans 79 Examining Basic Performance Information 82 Other Result Output Tabs 84 SQL*Plus Compatibility 84 SQL-Creating-SQL 87 Summary 88 Chapter 4: TOAD PL/SQL Editor 89 Basic Concepts of the PL/SQL Editor 89 Formatting PL/SQL Code 96 Predefined Shortcuts 98 Using Aliases, Pick Lists, Shortcuts, Snippets, and Auto- Replacement Substitutions 101 PL/SQL Object Templates 102 Compiling PL/SQL Code 105 Executing PL/SQL Code 105 Saving PL/SQL Code to Files 107 Debugging Setup, Requirements, and Parameters 108 Basic Debugging PL/SQL Code 109 Debugging Breakpoint Options 115 Advanced Debugging PL/SQL Code 117 Profiling PL/SQL Code 120 Setting Up Source Code Control 123 Using Source Code Control 123 Summary 123 Chapter 5: Database Reporting 125 TOAD Report Manager 125 Building Reports Using Fast Reports 131 Adding Reports to the TOAD Report Manager 141 Using the HTML Schema Document Generator 144 Summary 148 Chapter 6: Tuning Tools in TOAD 149 Oracle Tuning Using TOAD 149 SQL Explain Plans/Auto Trace 150 Oracle Trace Facility 155 StatsPack Reporting 165 Automated Workload Repository Reporting 168 Summary 171 Chapter 7: Database Management 173 Database Health Check 174 Creating New Databases 176 Tablespaces and Data Files 178 Start-ups and Shut-downs 181 Oracle and NLS Parameters 183 Generating Database Scripts 186 Generating Schema Scripts 188 Comparing Database Differences 190 Rebuilding Multiple Objects 195 Top Session Finder 197 SGA Trace/Optimization 198 Session Browser 200 Summary 203 Chapter 8: Exporting Table Data 205 Saving Grid Contents 205 Flat File Export 208 Creating Inserts 209 Schema Browser Script 210 Oracle Export 211 Data Pump Export 214 Data Subset Wizard 218 Import Table Data 220 Summary 222 Chapter 9: Other Useful Tools 223 Master-Detail Browser 223 ER Diagram 227 Code Road Map 229 Query Builder 232 External Tools 238 Compare Files 240 TNS Editor 241 Script Manager 243 Summary 245 Chapter 10: TOAD App Designer 247 TOAD Command Line 247 TOAD App Designer 251 Summary 260 Index 261

About the Author

Bert Scalzo, currently TOAD product architect at Quest Software, has worked with Oracle databases for well over two decades, including stints at both Oracle Education and Oracle Consulting. An accomplished speaker and presenter at Oracle conferences and user groups, he is author of many books, including TOAD Pocket Reference for Oracle, Second Edition (O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2005) and Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas (Prentice Hall, 2003). Dan Hotka, an internationally recognized Oracle expert, has twenty-six years of experience with Oracle products. He regularly teaches courses on TOAD and works closely with Quest Software. He has authored or coauthored eleven books and speaks regularly at Oracle conferences and user groups around the world. He can be found on the Web at

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