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new to Toad (TDA) - quest 2:  Can a query be created to list all of the TDA queries?

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Hi EE,

In Oracle Discoverer, my dba gave me access to an Oracle Discoverer Table, so that i can write a Discoverer query
that lists all the Discovere queries.

Can this be done in Toad/TDA?

pls advise, tx, sandra
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Toad queries are stored within toad configuration files, so the database won't know what they are.

But, if you have auditting turned on in Oracle you can check audit logs
or if your query was run recently it might still be in v$sql / v$sqlarea but it won't be identified as a "TDA" query
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Hi sds,

Are you familiar with Microsoft Access, and that is has pretty impressive coding capability using VBA which is a dialect of VB?

Anyway, i'm from a previous era of procedural programming, and have not (yet) gotten  into web based apps using oop.

So, i combined Access and Discoverer to create my own "product" . Below is a screen shot.
When user clicks icon on desktop, he gets this menu. This menu is created by running a .bat file
that executes a Discoverer file that dumps all the queries from the query table. Thus, i can create
a more user friendly menu. I allow the user to search queries by any word that appears in the keyword. Am even thinking of giving them a tag screen, where user can assign tags that can be
field names,  office processes, to allow user to search by tag.

Truthfully, Discover is VERY difficult to work with, and would love to try TOAD. If Toad can be run
via .bat (as you recently explained to me)  and if i could write a TOAD query that dumps all the queries,
then i could just replace all references in my .bat files from Discoverer to Access, and still keep my
Access system intact for  the user.

tx, s
2011-03-15-menu.GIF
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I don't think I would use Toad for something like this.
It's probably possible, but I'm not convinced it's the right tool for the job.

Is your data in Access or Oracle?

If Oracle, you might want to look at using APEX.
It will take some of the work out of building a web app.

Based on your screen shot it looks like it's a menu of reports and APEX can definitely be used to do that.
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Hi sds,

Data is in Oracle.

tried googling APEX, do you have a web link that i can read about this product?

btw, doesn't Toad allow the user to view the queries, as a menu, as well?
i'm guessing, if it does, it might not allow user to search the menu by keyword or by tag...

pls advise, tx, s
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http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/overview/index.html


Nice thing about APEX is it's free (no cost) if you have an oracle license


Sorry, I'm much more familiar with Toad for Oracle than Toad for Data Analysts  there might be some menuing in TDA but I don't know what the searching capabilities are on it.
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you might want to check out toadworld

Debbie Peabody is a Quest employee that blogs about TDA
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Hi sds,

tx soooo much,

very interesting.... will look into it....

tx again, s
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