I’ve used Toad for MySQL for over 10 years. I have a love hate relationship with it, it often gets released with broken features, but it’s free, so what can you do?
I’ve recently switched jobs and am now in a .NET / SQL Server shop. So I decided to try out Toad for SQL Server. It seems that it’s missing features that are in the freeware MySQL version. For example:
- Block inserts are not an option in the Export to Wizard when choosing to export to SQL Script
- Exporting is not working on simple data types such as ints nvarchars. This happens on both export to excel and export to SQL Script. It will export the records, but most of the fields are just left blank or null.
I’ve tried both the trial and freeware versions of SQL Server and both have these issues. Exporting is one of the features I use more than anything. Are the trials/freeware versions crippled? I know you have three tiers of pricing for the SQL server version, but this is such a basic function that I’m surprised it’s not in the the Trial at least.
I’m pretty sure I only need the Professional Version, at least I don’t need data compare and just need the features in the MySQL freeware version. If you’ve crippled the trial and freeware below the first tier on your pricing, how can I justify the $655 cost for the Professional Version to my new boss?