Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Toad for Oracle.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Sometimes if there's a crash, there are unsaved files that need to be recovered. Although this list is shown when you restart, I find this difficult to use. There should also be a better "cancel query" option as sometimes one cancels a query, but then it still might run for a long time, and then one has to crash Toad in order to cancel the query. After all these years of downloading the product, I still find the product download form a bit challenging and one needs to know to click on the Download Now checkbox so that one can download without choosing manuals, etc. I think that this form should be redesigned. As with so many other tools and suppliers, I believe that long term users should get better maintenance pricing.
The price of this solution should be reduced. I like SQL Server Management Studio a lot so it has been hard to justify the cost for TOAD. However, if it is anything like the Oracle version, it is light years ahead. The way the dialog boxes appear can be a little bit inconvenient. However, I am sure I will adapt - it is not a huge issue.
I would like to see an improvement in the performance because opening the browser and the editor should be faster. The limit of 100,000 lines when parsing trace files is not always enough, and I would like to see the limit increased.
There is not a lot to be improved in Toad. I am not using the newest version because the older version works almost all the time. It is a limitation already defined because of performance or coding. It does not kill the session but it forces a restart because processes hang. This may have been fixed in later versions. One thing I would like to see improved is the log files. If they can tell whenever there is a failure like a hang, we are not able to understand the log. When we refer to any log file we do it for more analysis to find the exact cause and pinpoint the debugging. To know exactly why Toad has hanged or failed so we can research it out in the log file would be really helpful. Then we know what the cause is and what we should not be doing.
What do you like most about Toad for Oracle?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!