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keeping DBMS Output on top

When I run a script in the editor window, TOAD switches to the “Script Output”
tab. Is there anyway I can have it leave my tabs alone, for example if I have
the DBMS Output tab selected, leave it there.

Thanks,

Mike

Sorry Mike…no such option right now. Maybe a candidate for the Idea Pond.

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 5:35 PM, Michael Moore wrote:

When I run a script in the editor window, TOAD switches to the “Script
Output” tab. Is there anyway I can have it leave my tabs alone, for example
if I have the DBMS Output tab selected, leave it there.

Thanks,

Mike

Okay, thanks Greg.

Seems weird that TOAD thinks it know better than I do which tab I want to see.
There’s probably some technical reason why it brings the Script Output tab
to the top.

Regards,

Mike

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Gregory Liss wrote:

Sorry Mike...no such option right now.  Maybe a candidate for the Idea
Pond.

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 5:35 PM, Michael Moore wrote:

When I run a script in the editor window, TOAD switches to the “Script
Output” tab. Is there anyway I can have it leave my tabs alone, for
example if I have the DBMS Output tab selected, leave it there.

Thanks,

    Mike

Generally running a script generates output and the thought is that users would
want to see that output.

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 6:17 PM, “Michael Moore” wrote:

Okay, thanks Greg.

Seems weird that TOAD thinks it know better than I do which tab I want to
see. There’s probably some technical reason why it brings the Script Output
tab to the top.

Regards,

Mike

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Gregory Liss
wrote:

Sorry Mike…no such option right now. Maybe a candidate for the Idea
Pond.

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 5:35 PM, Michael Moore wrote:

When I run a script in the editor window, TOAD switches to the
“Script Output” tab. Is there anyway I can have it leave my tabs
alone, for example if I have the DBMS Output tab selected, leave it
there.

Thanks,

        Mike

That makes sense for people running scripts with multiple steps, but in my case,
95% of the time, the script output is just one line:

“PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.”

This means that when I am testing a process over and over again, each time I run
I have to click on the DBMS Output tab to see what I am really interested in.

As a side thought …

I’m probably missing something obvious here, but what is the point of having
Polling Frequency on the DBMS Output tab if you can’t even see that tab
until your process finishes running? ( You can’t see the tab because it is
auto-flipped over to the Script Output tab. )

Regards,

Mike

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Gregory Liss wrote:

Generally running a script generates output and the thought is that users
would want to see that output.  

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 6:17 PM, “Michael Moore”
wrote:

Okay, thanks Greg.

Seems weird that TOAD thinks it know better than I do which tab I want
to see. There’s probably some technical reason why it brings the
Script Output tab to the top.

Regards,

    Mike

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Gregory Liss
wrote:

        Sorry Mike...no such option right now.  Maybe a candidate for the
        Idea Pond.

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 5:35 PM, Michael Moore wrote:

When I run a script in the editor window, TOAD switches to the
“Script Output” tab. Is there anyway I can have it leave my tabs
alone, for example if I have the DBMS Output tab selected, leave
it there.

Thanks,

            Mike

For a simple compile like that, try F9 instead of F5.

On Sep 28, 2011, at 4:57 AM, “Michael Moore” wrote:

That makes sense for people running scripts with multiple steps, but in my
case, 95% of the time, the script output is just one line:

"PL/SQL procedure successfully completed."

This means that when I am testing a process over and over again, each time I
run I have to click on the DBMS Output tab to see what I am really
interested in.

As a side thought …

I'm probably missing something obvious here, but what is the point of having
Polling Frequency on the DBMS Output tab if you can't even see that tab
until your process finishes running? ( You can't see the tab because it is
auto-flipped over to the Script Output tab. )

Regards,

Mike

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:19 PM, Gregory Liss
wrote:

Generally running a script generates output and the thought is that
users would want to see that output.

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 6:17 PM, “Michael Moore”
wrote:

Okay, thanks Greg.

Seems weird that TOAD thinks it know better than I do which tab I
want to see. There’s probably some technical reason why it brings
the Script Output tab to the top.

Regards,

        Mike

On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Gregory Liss <
gregory.liss@quest.com > wrote:

Sorry Mike…no such option right now. Maybe a candidate for the
Idea Pond.

Greg

On Sep 27, 2011, at 5:35 PM, Michael Moore wrote:

When I run a script in the editor window, TOAD switches to
the “Script Output” tab. Is there anyway I can have it leave
my tabs alone, for example if I have the DBMS Output tab
selected, leave it there.

Thanks,

                Mike