Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS


Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - Query builder

Query builder

Construct complex SQL statements without the need for SQL programming expertise. This includes selecting tables and views, selecting and joining columns, and adding conditions.

Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - Database explorer

Database explorer

Display and manage all database objects graphically in customizable views with single-click access to object details, data and DDL.

Quickly browse, create, clone, migrate/compare and manage database objects and permissions via intuitive GUI-based dialogs.

Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - SQL procedure debugger

SQL procedure debugger

Debug SQL procedures to ensure your logic is valid and easily identify errors.

Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - Database diagram

Database diagram

Visualize tables, dependencies and relationships in your DB2 environment in a data-modeling view.

Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - Pivot tables

Pivot tables

Use various features for querying, reporting and displaying data, including support for pivot tables.

Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - Code snippets

Code snippets

With advanced SQL editor features, including code snippets, you can create complex SQL easily and quickly.

Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - Object compare

Object compare

Easily manage and synchronize your objects across DB2 environments.

Toad for IBM DB2 z/OS - Automation


Take advantage of a streamlined workflow that will help you easily move from one task to another. Automate frequent and repetitive tasks and effortlessly manage projects.

DB2 performance tools that optimize database development and administration

  • Generate SQL queries easily with a GUI-based query builder
  • Improve SQL quality through an interactive tuning lab
  • 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 your daily development or administration tasks with Toad™ for IBM® DB2 z/OS. Its extensive automation and intuitive workflow dramatically simplify SQL management, SQL tuning, object management, and much more. This robust DB2 tool incorporates more than a decade of development expertise and user experiences to make DB2 management easier than ever.

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.

Improve SQL quality through an interactive tuning lab

Use the SQL tuning module for DB2 z/OS, which provides a complete SQL tuning lab with context-sensitive advice. See extended EXPLAIN plan details and explanations. Focus your attention on areas that yield the highest return from tuning. Context-sensitive tuning writes SQL statements with the click of a button and applies selected advice. Tune problematic SQL in a fraction of the time.

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 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.


Powerful task automation
Automate and schedule frequent and repetitive tasks.
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.
Streamlined compare and synch
Lets you compare and sync servers, schemas, and data, and 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.
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.
Complete suite
Provides a comprehensive, end-to-end toolset, from development through production administration, as well as integration with Spotlight for performance diagnostics.
Consistent toolset across database platforms
Minimizes the learning curve across multiple platforms with a similar look and feel while providing deep functional expertise for the nuances of each platform.


Client requirements

  • 1 GHz
  • 512 MB
Hard disk space
  • 212 MB
Operating system
  • Windows Server® 2003
  • Windows® XP
  • Windows Vista®
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows 7 (64-Bit)
Additional requirementsWeb browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or later)

Server requirements

Database server
  • IBM DB2 z/OS 9, 10

Detailed requirements

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What's New

Version 5.5

  • Multiple database query facility for cross-database reporting
  • Advanced mapping features for compare and sync
  • Advanced features for automating scripts and activities
  • Data compare features to sync data across databases
  • Extended DB2 z/OS utility support
  • Simplified tablespace management

Version 5.3

  • Fixes and enhancements to the 5.2 release

Version 5.2

  • Ability to manage temporary tables on LUW and z/OS environments
  • Ability to view list of invalid objects and revalidate them
  • Flush event monitors
  • Ability to view statements in the Dynamic Statement Cache

Version 5.1

  • More customizable interface with dual-monitor support
  • Ability to select columns in Query Builder via checkbox method
  • Reverse engineering of Select statements that contain an ALIAS
  • Code snippet import/export functionality