Frequently Asked Questions
Toad for SQL Server development has been driven by its customers, and our customers have many (often conflicting) ideas. It's important for us to understand and focus on the new features and enhancements that are most important to our customers. This is a site where you can tell us what you want, and tell us how important it is by submitting, voting, and commenting on ideas.
This site is just for submitting enhancement suggestions. If you need help or found a bug, please contact Quest Support. You can also join our community for assistance. If you have a request that is specific to the Toad Beta version, please use the Toad Beta forum.
You can add a profile picture through Gravatar. The signup process is very easy: just register the email address you use to login to Idea Pond, select a username and password, upload a picture, and click on it to assign the picture to your profile.
When you log in to Idea Pond you are automatically subscribed to the Weekly Digest, a list of new ideas for the week. In addition, you will receive notifications when someone comments on an idea you posted or its status changes. You can change your settings to receive an email as soon as any new idea is posted, or you can completely opt out of email notifications.
To change your email notification options:
- 1. Sign in and click your name in the top right.
- 2. Click Nofitications.
- 3. Select the appropriate option in the Notifications
Idea Pond uses the following idea statuses:
Idea has not been evaluated by the Dev team. Users should continue to vote and comment on the idea.
Idea is being reviewed by the Dev team. We will update the status of the idea as soon as it is available.
Idea has been approved and is currently being implemented by the Dev team.
Idea has been implemented in Toad for SQL Server.
Idea is already available in Toad for SQL Server, has been rejected by the Dev team, or is a duplicate of another idea.
There isn't a magic number that guarantees your idea will be approved. We generally wait to see how well an idea is received before we consider implementing it. In other cases, if we see a great idea that we can implement easily, we may approve it soon after it is posted. We will update the status as soon as it is approved or implemented, and you will receive an email when the status changes for your idea (unless you have opted out of notifications).
If your idea is in "Reviewing", we are discussing it at the moment. We plan on implementing it in the future but are unable to implement it for the next release. We may not be able to implement it due to scheduling or technology restrictions. If your idea is in "Implementing", we are currently working on it and will probably have it implemented for the following release.
You can use a variety of accounts to log in to Idea Pond, including Yahoo, Twitter, and Google. Click Sign In (not Register) to use one of these accounts. If you already have a Yahoo account for the Toad Yahoo Group, you can use that account to log in to Idea Pond. Quest Support and Community accounts are not supported at this time.
When we add an idea to Toad for SQL Server, we include the product version/build number in which it is available in the "Implemented In" field.
The Hot tab uses a proprietary formula to showcase ideas with a lot of activity. It namely looks at the number of votes in a short period of time.