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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-428932-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-428932-8

4+ Hours of Video Instruction

Toad for Oracle LiveLessons video training covers the latest features of TOAD necessary to view, extract, and manipulate data within the Oracle database.  This course is designed for both the developer using Toad to aid in programming Oracle objects, as well as for the business analyst using Toad as a query tool for data extraction and analysis.  There is even a complete lesson for the database administrator. 


In this LiveLessons video course, Oracle Ace Director Dan Hotka covers all of the features necessary to develop, manipulate, and debug PL/SQL code; develop & tune SQL statements; use Query Builder and ER tools; and discover useful features of TOAD. The course also shows how to see the data relationships of the application data and how to view/save this data. 

Skill Level

  • Beginner

Learn How To

  • Have a better working knowledge of the TOAD tool
  • Customize the user interface to individual needs
  • Add shortcuts and use existing templates
  • Add your own SQL to TOAD Reports
  • Use TOAD to display available objects and even create SQL for you

Who Should Take This Course

  • Oracle programmers and business analysts
  • Programmers who are new to the TOAD tool

Course Requirements

  • No prior knowledge of TOAD is required
  • A working knowledge of the SQL language is helpful, but not required

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Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Toad for Oracle Course Overview  
Lesson 1 starts with a review of the course pre-requisites and data objects used throughout the lessons. 

Lesson 2: Toad Configuration and Setup Options
Lesson 2 illustrates the various configuration and setup options available in Toad. 

Lesson 3: SQL and the Editor Window
Lesson 3 covers the Editor window where you can learn about Toad code shortcuts, how to set up your own code shortcuts, and how to create SQL without typing. You also learn about the SQL history and some features available when viewing data on the data grid panel. 

Lesson 4: The Schema Browser 
Lesson 4 is all about the Schema Browser. This lesson finishes the conversation of the data grid features, including filtering rows and columns, sorting, and building reports using the full-featured report writer built right into Toad. This lesson also features saving data from the data grids into a number of formats, including Microsoft Office tools (Excel, Access, etc.), insert statements, and formatted files.

Lesson 5: PL/SQL Tips and Techniques
Lesson 5 completes the PL/SQL story in and around the Editor window, showing some very useful programming tips on managing the screen, code condensing, additional coding aides, and a review of the symbolic PL/SQL debugger.

Lesson 6: Toad as a SQL Tuning Tool
Lesson 6 covers Toad as a SQL Tuning Tool. This lesson goes into detail on customizing the Explain Plan, illustrating several ways to run SQL Trace (including for a single SQL to someone else’s live session), the Auto Optimizer, and concludes with a review of the PL/SQL profiler. SQL Trace features the Toad Trace File Browser, a very nice interface for reviewing trace files. Toad also has a useful TKProf wizard.

Lesson 7: Toad for the Database Administrator
Lesson 7 is designed for the Oracle database administrator. This lesson has many monitors, statspack and AWR reporting features, as well as a nice tablespace maintenance tool built right into Toad. 

Lesson 8: Other Useful Features of Toad
Lesson 8 is a combination of other features that you might find useful, such as the compare wizards, the create wizards, and the cool HTML document generator. This lesson spends time with the Report Manager as well. The lesson concludes with a review of useful pre-programmed keystrokes available in most releases of Toad.

Lesson 9: Object and Data Relationship Features, Query Builder Features 
Lesson 9 concludes the course by illustrating how to view data relationships, how to view and save related data, and how to build SQL using just your mouse.


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Table of Contents

Lesson 1: Toad for Oracle Course Overview
Learning objectives
1.1 Understand the course pre-requisites
1.2 Understand the course database objects and the course download
1.3 Introduce Toad for Oracle Unleashed book
Put it all together

Lesson 2: Toad Configuration and Setup Options
Learning objectives
2.1 Install Toad
2.2 Understand login panel options and configuration
2.3 Explore useful Toad options panels
2.4 Customize the Tool bar
Put it all together

Lesson 3: SQL and the Editor Window 
Learning objectives
3.1 Use the editor window
3.2 Work with the describe panel
3.3 Discover useful SQL code
3.4 Work with the Toad SQL history feature
3.5 Discover useful user enhancements
3.6 Introduce Toad's Code Review
3.7 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 4: The Schema Browser 
Learning objectives
4.1 Use the Toad schema browser panel to configure the interface LHS and RHS options
4.2 Manage vast numbers of objects
4.3 Create object wizards from navigation tree
4.4 Explore additional data grid features
4.5 Export data from data
4.6 Create reports from data grids using the Fast Reports interface 
4.7 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 5: PL/SQL Tips and Techniques
Learning objectives
5.1 Explore PL/SQL
5.2 Work with code templates
5.3 Use the PL/SQL symbolic debugger
5.4 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 6: Toad as a SQL Tuning Tool
Learning objectives
6.1 Utilize Toad Explain Plan features
6.2 Use the query viewer
6.3 Work with auto trace
6.4 Use Auto Optimize SQL/SQL Tuning Advisor
6.5 Utilize Session Browser to show SQL, wait events and locking
6.6 Work with SQL Trace (10046 trace)
6.7 Work with the PL/SQL profiler
6.8 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 7: Toad for the Database Administrator
Learning objectives
7.1 Utilize Toad monitoring features for the DBA
7.2 Review Toad’s tablespace management options
7.3 Work with statistics and useful monitoring assistance
7.4 Review additional DBA topics in Toad
Put it all together

Lesson 8: Other Useful Features of Toad
Learning objectives
8.1 Explore Automation Designer
8.2 Utilize Finding Objects
8.3 Work with HTML doc generator – menu/database/report
8.4 Use Toad’s compare features
8.5 Create objects and scripts using Toad
8.6 Explore various Toad reports: menu/database/reports
8.7 Review useful keystrokes in Toad
8.8 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 9: Object and Data Relationship Features, Query Builder Features 
Learning objectives
9.1 Discover master/detail data browsing
9.2 Use Entity Relationship Diagram
9.3 Use Query Builder
9.4 Hands-on Lab 
Put it all together


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