We are pleased to announce the Toad for Oracle v17.1 beta
We encourage you to participate in the beta program to help us deliver a high quality product. This is your opportunity to participate in the development, direction, and testing of Toad for Oracle. By becoming a beta tester you will have direct access to the development team and product management via the Toad World forum.
Instructions for joining the Beta program:
Read the Beta Agreement. Downloading the Toad Beta constitutes usage agreement.
Install Toad for Oracle version 17.0 for Windows (Non-subscription) and run it at least once. Do not uninstall 17.0 before installing the beta. The beta does not work without the most recent GA version also installed.
IMPORTANT: Do not install Toad Beta into your commercial Toad folder. Just accept the default folders when installing the beta.
The beta change log is below
If you have a 32-bit Oracle client currently installed in a 32-bit or 64-bit environment:
If you have a 64-bit Oracle client currently installed in a 64-bit environment:
Each beta expires after 4 weeks, but new versions with later expiration dates are released often, typically on Mondays. An indicator will appear on Toad's status bar when a new version is available. Click it to download and install the update (No need to remove the old beta first, just install the new one on top of it). It's very easy. In this way you can continue to use the beta until the next version of Toad is officially released.
We encourage you to stay up-to-date with the most recent beta version, and do not hesitate to post suggestions or problem reports to this forum. The development team reads every post and typically responds very quickly.
A Note about Oracle Clients:
- 12cR2 and 18c are the recommended client versions.
- 19c and 21c clients will work, but they leak memory with LOBs, and sometimes hang when cancelling queries against 11gR2 servers. The memory leak is not terribly severe, but something to be aware of. You can just restart Toad if/when you need to reclaim the leaked memory.
- 12cR1 and older clients don't handle XMLTYPE natively.
Toad's no-client option
- Uncheck the "Use Oracle Client" box on the login window to connect to the database without an Oracle client.
- Pros of no-client option:
- No setup required
- It is is a bit faster than using a client.
- Supported: LDAP, TNSNames.ora, TNS_ADMIN environment variable, Oracle Encryption and Data Integrity, Spool SQL, SSH, TCPS, and Oracle Wallet connections.
- Can connect to every database version since 7.3!
- Cons of no-client option:
- Not supported: tracing/logging, proxy connections.
- Known issue: Timestamps display wrong offsets in no-client mode.
What is this sorcery that Toad can connect to the Database without an Oracle client?
- The Oracle client is just DLLs (and some other files) produced by Oracle that know how to connect to the database. Toad now contains code that can achieve the same thing. We did not compile Oracle DLLs inside of Toad in any way.
The beta change log is below