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Toad™ Data Point is a multi-platform data preparation tool that’s built for anyone who needs to access data from multiple sources, quickly integrate and prepare data to produce datasets and reports for analysis. It dramatically simplifies data access, writing SQL queries and data preparation – all from a single tool and without needing to be a SQL expert. With Toad, you can:

  • Access almost any source from a single tool
  • Visually drag and drop to create SQL queries
  • Profile, transform and cleanse data easily
  • Automate frequent reporting tasks

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Danny Torres
Follow / 14 Sep 2016 at 7:04pm / Toad Data Point
Latest post by on 10 May 2017 at 6:59pm

How to get the most out of this forum – Best practices for what information...

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The better a problem is described, the better the assistance tends to be. In order to better assist with your issue at hand, please include the following information in your initial post: - Product...

The better a problem is described, the better the assistance tends to be.

In order to better assist with your issue at hand, please include the following information in your initial post: 

-          Product, Version, and relevant environment details.

-          Include a screenshot of the problem

-          Describe the problem fully. What result was expected?

-          Can the issue be created on demand or is it intermittent?

-          If the problem can be generated faithfully, what are the exact steps to recreate the problem?

-          Any other pertinent information (see below) 

Create Support Bundles

You can create a support bundle and send it to Dell Support or to the Toad Data Point community Web site (peer-to-peer support). The support bundle provides information (about your application and the database) that is used to help troubleshoot problems. 

Select Help | Support Bundle. It may take time for Toad to generate the support bundle depending on your system configuration.
The file name of the generated support bundle is ToadSupportBundleToad Data Point.zip.

 

Create Support Bundle for a SQL Query Issue

If your issue is a SQL query or cross-connection query issue, it is helpful if additional log files are included in the support bundle. These log files are automatically included if you generate a support bundle immediately after executing the query in either the Editor or Query Builder.

Use the following procedure to ensure that the SQL log files are generated and included in the support bundle. These additional log files (proxy.log located in the DataHubSupportBundle.zip and SQLAnalyze.log) are important to assist Support in troubleshooting the issue.

For issues related to SQL or cross-connection query optimization, use the following procedure as well. These logs are also helpful for optimization issues.

 

To create a support bundle for a SQL query or cross-connection query issue

In the Editor or Query Builder, reproduce the error or issue.

After reproducing the error, immediately select Help | Support Bundle to generate a support bundle.

Toad asks if you want to log the row count for each table used in the query. If you select Yes, Toad determines the size of each table used in the query. This adds additional time to the generation process, but also provides additional information about your issue.

When Toad is finished generating the support bundle, attach it.

Note: For best results, always send the entire support bundle.

 

*Note: Please refrain from including private data in your posts

Be as thorough as you can with the provided info. We will reply to you as quick as possible.

We are glad to assist you.

 Latest Release Information:

 This announcement includes information on our latest releases, links to our downloads and documentation and overview of new features.  This way you can stay as informed as possible:

 -          What’s New Section (why they would want to pay attention to this new version)

-          http://documents.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/4.0/release-notes/release-notes/new-features

 -          Link to Download & Documentation

-          https://support.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/4.0

-          Link to Trial

-          https://software.dell.com/register/54955/

 -          Overview of new feature(s) (with link to the release notes)

http://documents.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/4.0/release-notes/release-notes/new-features

http://documents.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/4.0/release-notes/

 

 Top 5 Knowledge Base Articles:

 On this post, you can find our top trending knowledge articles that other customers are inquiring about and popular solutions.

 This month’s Top Knowledge Base Articles

1. This month’s Top Knowledge Base ArticlesVideo - Making Effective Use of Data with Toad Data Point (195645)

https://support.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/kb/195645

 2. Common Oracle connection problems (7712)

https://support.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/kb/7712

 3. Error, "ORA-12170: TNS:Connect timeout occurred" when connecting to Oracle (105610)

https://support.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/kb/105610

 4. Error connecting to database after installing on Windows 64-Bit OS: "ORA-12154" (12495)

https://support.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/kb/12495

 5. "ERROR [08001] [IBM] SQL30081N A communication error has been detected." when connecting to DB2 (47041)

https://support.software.dell.com/toad-data-point/kb/47041

Feel free to browse them. Remember to sign in to your account to view.

 

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David Woomer
Follow / 28 Apr 2017 at 1:42pm / Toad Data Point
Latest post by on 27 Jun 2017 at 3:21am

Pivot Grid

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Hello, I have some Toad Data Point files saved as tef files and I have created some pivot table grids within them. I've noticed that sometimes when I go back into these files the pivot grid summary...

Hello,

I have some Toad Data Point files saved as tef files and I have created some pivot table grids within them.  I've noticed that sometimes when I go back into these files the pivot grid summary is gone and I have to re-create them.  Is this a known bug in the software?

Thanks.

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jraguse
Follow / 22 Jun 2017 at 6:19pm / Toad Data Point
Latest post by on 24 Jun 2017 at 8:57pm

Release multiple connections within Toad Data Point

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I am currently using TDP 4.0.0.396, and our primary data tables are stored on a production server with an IBM iSeries DB2 platform. Whenever I open up a query with multiple subqueries, I can hover over...

I am currently using TDP 4.0.0.396, and our primary data tables are stored on a production server with an IBM iSeries DB2 platform.  Whenever I open up a query with multiple subqueries, I can hover over the connection name and see that multiple connections are open.  For example, earlier today I had a query open with 10 subqueries and the hover message shows "0 of 12 connections in pool active".  Apparently these multiple connections are consuming large volumes of server resources, and the production server dba has asked if there is a way to limit this.

So I guess my question is:  Is there a way (short of closing the query) to release or reduce these multiple connections while in an active session?

I have looked through the Tools / Options / Database folder but have not made any changes (everything is currently default settings).  Is there some setting that I should change here?

Thanks for your help.

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