2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Toad for Oracle?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Toad for Oracle.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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reviewer1458423 - PeerSpot reviewer
Self Employed, Software Developer, Energy Expert at My Power Station Technology (Pty) Ltd
Real User
2020-11-19T06:21:00Z
Nov 19, 2020

Sometimes if there's a crash, there are unsaved files that need to be recovered. Although this list is shown when you restart, I find this difficult to use. There should also be a better "cancel query" option as sometimes one cancels a query, but then it still might run for a long time, and then one has to crash Toad in order to cancel the query. After all these years of downloading the product, I still find the product download form a bit challenging and one needs to know to click on the Download Now checkbox so that one can download without choosing manuals, etc. I think that this form should be redesigned. As with so many other tools and suppliers, I believe that long term users should get better maintenance pricing.

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JB
Development Department at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-01-07T06:27:00Z
Jan 7, 2020

The price of this solution should be reduced. I like SQL Server Management Studio a lot so it has been hard to justify the cost for TOAD. However, if it is anything like the Oracle version, it is light years ahead. The way the dialog boxes appear can be a little bit inconvenient. However, I am sure I will adapt - it is not a huge issue.

PP
E-service at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-08-26T06:42:00Z
Aug 26, 2019

I would like to see an improvement in the performance because opening the browser and the editor should be faster. The limit of 100,000 lines when parsing trace files is not always enough, and I would like to see the limit increased.

KM
Data Warehouse Analyst at Qatar Airways
Real User
2019-08-18T07:52:00Z
Aug 18, 2019

There is not a lot to be improved in Toad. I am not using the newest version because the older version works almost all the time. It is a limitation already defined because of performance or coding. It does not kill the session but it forces a restart because processes hang. This may have been fixed in later versions. One thing I would like to see improved is the log files. If they can tell whenever there is a failure like a hang, we are not able to understand the log. When we refer to any log file we do it for more analysis to find the exact cause and pinpoint the debugging. To know exactly why Toad has hanged or failed so we can research it out in the log file would be really helpful. Then we know what the cause is and what we should not be doing.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 25, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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KM
Data Warehouse Analyst at Qatar Airways
Aug 18, 2019
We use Toad as a solution for packages and day-to-day tasks, like calling and finding, when we have some support queries or need to check if there is a data issue. We also use it when we want to develop objects. For those kinds of sites only we use Toad. Sometimes we use it to load data from a third-party source.
PP
E-service at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Aug 26, 2019
I use this solution for administering my Oracle database.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 25, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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KM
Data Warehouse Analyst at Qatar Airways
Aug 18, 2019
Toad is a product which comes in several versions. When we know your base architecture and the needs of your company, we either buy the license or use the trial version. It depends on the company's situation.
PP
E-service at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Aug 26, 2019
In my opinion, this solution is a little expensive, but I understand that good programs cost more money. I find it acceptable, although my bosses may think differently. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
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