- Predefined Shortcuts
- User-Defined Shortcuts
- Using Variables
- Table and Column Name Select Lists
- Using Aliases and Autoreplacement Substitutions
- SQL Templates
- Code Completion Templates
- Executing SQL Statements
- Executing SQL Scripts
- Editing Result-Set Data
- Saving Result-Set Data
- Printing Result-Set Data
- Examining Explain Plans
- Examining Basic Performance Info
- Using Auto Trace
- SQL*Plus Compatibility
- Scripts That Write Scripts
Executing SQL Scripts
TOAD allows you to execute SQL and SQL scripts as scripts. This will display the output of the script in the Script Output tab in the results panel; see Figure 3.35. This might be convenient when working with scripts so you don't have to exit the TOAD environment to run scripts in SQL*Plus, for example.
Figure 3.35Executing a SQL statement as a script.
F5 executes the current SQL statement as a script.
The script output gives you the output that the script will produce, not just the data. Figure 3.36 shows a short SQL*Plus script and its output with column headings. SQL*Plus compatibility with TOAD is discussed later in this chapter.
Figure 3.36Executing a SQL*Plus SQL script as a script.
If there are any syntax errors, TOAD will highlight the syntax problem in the SQL text and display the Oracle error across the bottom of the output area.