TOAD Handbook

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Sams Publishing, 2003 - Computers - 297 pages
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TOAD Handbook is a guide for developing Oracle applications and administering Oracle databases with TOAD. Starting with installation and configuration, the book covers the TOAD SQL editors in depth, including dozens of helpful, undocumented features. Later chapters discuss reporting and exporting data and using several add-on tools designed to enhance TOAD development. Along the way, the authors provide critical insights into the workings of TOAD and how developers can use it to make the most of their applications. Includes a foreword by Jim McDaniel, the inventor of TOAD.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Setting Up TOAD for Successful Use
5
Using TOADs Schema Browser
21
TOAD SQL Editor
41
Using Variables
53
SQL Templates
60
Executing SQL Scripts
66
Using Auto Trace
72
PLSQL Object Templates
96
Formatting PLSQL Code
102
Using TOAD for Routine DBA Tasks
119
Job Scheduler
145
Using TOAD for NonRoutine DBA Tasks
149
Generating Database Reports via TOAD
197
Exporting Table Data
209
Using Other Powerful TOAD Tools
219

TOAD Procedure Editor
77
Predefined Shortcuts
83
Using Aliases and Auto Replacement
90
Knowing the TOAD World and Its AddOns
255
Index
273
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Bert Scalzo is a product architect for Quest Software and a member of the TOAD development team. He designed many of the features in the TOAD DBA module. Mr. Scalzo has worked as an Oracle DBA with versions 4 through 9i. He has worked for both Oracle Education and Consulting. Mr. Scalzo holds several Oracle Masters, a BS, MS, and PhD in Computer Science, an MBA, and several insurance industry designations. His key areas of DBA interest are Linux and data warehousing (he designed 7-Eleven Corporation's multi-terabyte, star-schema data warehouse). Mr. Scalzo has also written articles for Oracle's Technology Network, Oracle Informant, PC Week, Linux Journal, Oracle Magazine, and http://www.linux.com. He also has written Oracle DBA Guide to Data Warehousing and Star Schemas. Mr. Scalzo can be reached at bscalzo@attbi.com or Bert.Scalzo@Quest.com.

Dan Hotka has over 24 years in the computer industry and over 19 years experience with Oracle products. He is an internationally recognized Oracle expert with Oracle experience dating back to the Oracle V4.0 days. He has authored the books Oracle9i Development By Example and Oracle8i from Scratch published by Que and has coauthored the popular books Oracle Unleashed, Oracle8 Server Unleashed, and Oracle Development Unleashed published by SAMS and Special Edition using Oracle8/8i published by Que. He is frequently published in Oracle trade journals, and regularly speaks at Oracle conferences and user groups around the world. Visit his Web site at http://www.DanHotka.com. Dan can be reached at dhotka@earthlink.net.

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