Toad™ for IBM® DB2®
Tips & Tricks Become more productive
with Toad
Want to get the most from
Toad? This presentation will
get you on your way to some
of Toad’s most useful features.
Learn h...
Part 1.
General
setup
configuration
and startup

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Toad for DB2 Setup & configuration
• Toad for DB2 enables you to
control the look and feel of Toad
as well as default Toad...
Toad for DB2 Configuration & Setup
You can invoke the
Configuration Wizard
from within Toad at
any time.

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Startup Connections
You can choose how connections
should be displayed when you
startup Toad.

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Starting up Toad for DB2 – Configuration Wizard
• You can select which features
should open automatically when a
database ...
Toad for DB2 Startup
Choosing what actions are performed at Toad startup
The highlighted section in the below figure contr...
Toad Startup
Controlling whether Toad can access the internet
If you need to ensure that Toad will not attempt to access t...
Toad Startup

Cataloging your databases
Toad installs and uses its own DB2 client environment. The databases you will be
a...
Toad Startup
Cataloging your databases
You can always catalog your databases using the DB2 Configuration Wizard
shown belo...
Toad Startup
Specifying options for each database connection
When you define a database
connection, you can specify that i...
Toad Startup
Specifying options for each database connection
You can choose which
features open
automatically when a
new D...
Part 2. The
Database
Explorer

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The Database Explorer
The Database Explorer allows you to easily navigate through your database
objects and view important...
To learn all about the Toad Database Browser and the rest of Toad’s
productivity features download the entire eBook at
htt...
To learn more about

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Toad

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IBM

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DB2

Visit www.software.dell.com/toad-for-db2

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Toad for DB2 Tips & Tricks

  1. 1. Toad™ for IBM® DB2® Tips & Tricks Become more productive with Toad
  2. 2. Want to get the most from Toad? This presentation will get you on your way to some of Toad’s most useful features. Learn how to setup and customize Toad, create and Optimize SQL statements, view and analyze result sets and more. 2 Software
  3. 3. Part 1. General setup configuration and startup 3 Software
  4. 4. Toad for DB2 Setup & configuration • Toad for DB2 enables you to control the look and feel of Toad as well as default Toad behaviors • Choosing your preferred layout and configuration settings. – The first Configuration Wizard will start up the first time you run Toad. It will walk you through choosing your preferred layout and configuration settings. 4 Software
  5. 5. Toad for DB2 Configuration & Setup You can invoke the Configuration Wizard from within Toad at any time. 5 Software
  6. 6. Startup Connections You can choose how connections should be displayed when you startup Toad. 6 Software
  7. 7. Starting up Toad for DB2 – Configuration Wizard • You can select which features should open automatically when a database connection is opened. • You can change your connections settings later, just use the Tools │ Options Menu item 7 Software
  8. 8. Toad for DB2 Startup Choosing what actions are performed at Toad startup The highlighted section in the below figure controls what actions are performed at Toad startup After clicking the Options menu item, you can change what actions are performed at startup 8 Software
  9. 9. Toad Startup Controlling whether Toad can access the internet If you need to ensure that Toad will not attempt to access the internet (for example to check for product updates), check the checkbox highlighted below 9 Software
  10. 10. Toad Startup Cataloging your databases Toad installs and uses its own DB2 client environment. The databases you will be accessing in Toad need to be cataloged within that Toad DB2 environment. When you first attempt to create a DB2 connection and Toad realizes that you do not have any databases cataloged, a dialog will open to help you import the database catalog from other DB2 environments you may have installed on your system. 10 Software
  11. 11. Toad Startup Cataloging your databases You can always catalog your databases using the DB2 Configuration Wizard shown below 11 Software
  12. 12. Toad Startup Specifying options for each database connection When you define a database connection, you can specify that it should connect automatically when Toad starts up 12 Software
  13. 13. Toad Startup Specifying options for each database connection You can choose which features open automatically when a new DB2 connection is established 13 Software
  14. 14. Part 2. The Database Explorer 14 Software
  15. 15. The Database Explorer The Database Explorer allows you to easily navigate through your database objects and view important information about those objects. It contains features that make it very powerful and it is highly customizable In this next section you’ll learn how to: 1. Create filters 2. Use the right-click menus to see many extra actions available 3. Use the dependencies tree to see Object relationships 4. Quickly generate SQL 5. View Object details 15 Software
  16. 16. To learn all about the Toad Database Browser and the rest of Toad’s productivity features download the entire eBook at https://software.dell.com/whitepaper/toad-for-ibm-db2-tips-andtricks825036/# Oh and by the way, you can also watch the on-demand webcast at https://software.dell.com/webcast-ondemand/productivity-tips-tricks-forthe-latest-version-of-toad-for-ibm-db2823128/ and get on your way to easier workdays with Toad! 16 Software
  17. 17. To learn more about ™ Toad for ® IBM ® DB2 Visit www.software.dell.com/toad-for-db2 17 Software
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