Toad for IBM DB2 LUW


Query Builder

Query Builder

Construct complex SQL statements without SQL programming expertise.

Database Explorer

Database Explorer

Display and manage all database objects graphically in customizable views.



Debug SQL procedures to ensure your logic is valid.

Database diagram

Database diagram

Visualize tables, dependencies and relationships in your DB2 environment.

Database Map

Database Map

View all object relationships to analyze the impact of potential changes.

Code snippets

Code snippets

Streamline development with a library of pre-built customizable code.

Object compare

Object compare

Robust object translation/mapping helps keep your environments in sync.



Automate repetitive tasks to streamline workflow.

DB2 performance tools that optimize database development and administration

  • Generate SQL queries easily with a GUI-based query builder
  • Tune SQL automatically for maximum performance and reliability
  • Create and manipulate database objects through intuitive GUIs
  • Streamline workflow and automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks
  • Customize the UI to save time and suit your needs


Quickly and accurately perform daily development and administration tasks with Toad™ for IBM® DB2 LUW. This robust DB2 tool incorporates more than a decade of development expertise and user experiences to dramatically simplify DB2 management. With Toad’s extensive automation and intuitive workflow, you’ll get your work done with accuracy and ease.

Generate SQL queries easily with a GUI-based query builder

Create SQL queries using a visual query builder with integrated SQL modeling. An intuitive GUI allows you to visualize your data and tables and easily build a query through point-and-click/drag-and-drop functionality—without typing long SQL statements or knowing complicated SQL syntax.

Tune SQL automatically for maximum performance and reliability

Let Toad’s SQL Optimizer component find problematic SQL and automatically rewrite and test alternatives for you. Customize criteria for finding the best statement based on your requirements, e.g., elapsed run time, CPU utilization, memory utilization and more.

Create and manipulate database objects through intuitive GUIs

Browse, create, clone and alter database objects and permissions via intuitive GUI-based wizards. You can also view advanced object properties and DDL as well as create HTML or PDF schema reports for the objects.

Streamline workflow and automate repetitive, time-consuming tasks

Move from one task to another with ease; manage projects effortlessly with task automation.

Customize the UI to save time and suit your needs

Reduce the time you spend navigating through databases with customizable, advanced object filters that show you only objects of interest. You can tweak the user interface to suit your workflow. Best of all, Toad saves your settings, so you don't need to repeat the customization every time you start.


Visual Database MapNEW in Version 6.1
Helps you mitigate the risk of making changes as you can see what other objects will be affected when you make a change to a given object
Alter Table Impact AnalysisNEW in Version 6.1
Enables you to understand what will happen to the rest of the database if you make changes to or “Alter” a table
QMF Query Support NEW in Version 6.1
Allows user to view and execute QMF queries from within Toad.
LUW Diagnostics Log Reader NEW in Version 6.1
Provides ability to retrieve DB2 log data within Toad.
Improved code performance
Debug stored procedures, format code and optimize SQL performance following best practices methodology.
Easy object management
Create and manipulate database objects through intuitive GUIs.
Comprehensive compare and synch
Fully customizable compare and sync of data, objects or entire schemas to easily identify differences.
Performance-problem identification and resolution
Enables performance tuning with automated SQL scan, optimization, and benchmarking; no other tool offers the level of performance tuning that is available in Toad Xpert.
Group execute
Processes scripts and code snippets against multiple servers and instances.
Log reader
Rolls back transactions in the transaction log without the need to restore from a backup.
SQL script recall
Tracks any SQL executed during your Toad session and eliminates the need to retype commonly used SQL, saving time.
Security management
Builds and executes security-related scripts against multiple servers to create, manage, and even replicate security for all users.
Report generation and documentation
Create customized reports for administration and development and export those reports in flexible formats including .xls, XML, .doc and .pdf.
Powerful task automation
Automate and schedule frequent and repetitive tasks.
Object search
Search for text in database objects, e.g., column names and SQL code; helps you rapidly locate code to quickly assess the impact of renaming or code changes.
Project management
Save and reuse powerful features for object management, SQL, and stored procedure coding.
Query builder
Access key data quickly; includes built-in report and pivot functionality, which allows for in-place analysis and single-click export to an Excel instance, so DBAs and analysts can easily export to their favorite tools.
Predictive space growth
Avoid running out of space and making unplanned storage purchases. Predict data growth and space requirements for objects.


Client requirements

Before installing Toad, ensure that your client system meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:


1 GHz minimum


512 MB of RAM minimum, 1 GB recommended

Hard Disk Space

212 MB to run Toad for IBM DB2

Note: The disk space required may vary based on the edition of Toad selected for installation.

Operating System

Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (32-bit or 64-bit
Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows Server 2012
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)

.NET Framework

.NET 4.5

Database Client

DB2® Client

Toad requires that a DB2 Client version 9.7.6 through installed as default.

Toad for IBM DB2 has been tested with the following versions of the DB2 Client: 9.7.6, 9.7.9 ,10.1.0, 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.5.0, 10.5.2, and 10.5.3.

Additional Requirements

Web Browser

Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 or later


Server Requirements

Before installing Toad, ensure that your server meets the following minimum hardware and software requirements:

Database Server

IBM DB2 for LUW 9.1, 9.5, 9.7, 10.1, 10.5,

IBM DB2 for z/OS 9, 10, 11

Note: Toad may support IBM DB2 Express and SWE in addition to listed above servers, but note that no testing was performed on it.


Virtualization Support

Review the following information about using Toad for IBM DB2 in virtual environments:

Application Virtualization

Limited testing has been performed for Citrix XenApp 5.0 on Windows Server 2003 and Citrix XenApp 6.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Limited testing has been performed for Citrix support on Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Server (Service Pack 2) using the MetaFrame Presentation Server 5.0 and Citrix Presentation Server Clients 10.2.

Desktop Virtualization (VDI)

Toad has been tested with Quest vWorkspace 7.6 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit.

Note: Toad may work in virtualization environments other than the ones in which it was tested.