Hello, everyone. My name is Anju Gandhi, Product Manager for Toad for Oracle. Today, we will cover a new feature in Toad for Oracle 12, the Community window, also known as the Forum window.
This new feature gives users direct access to the user forums of the online Toad users' community toadworld.com, while staying within Toad. The new feature is available in the Help menu, Toad World. Toad World is the new menu item.
Before you access the forums, you would need to sign into the toadworld.com.
If you do not have an account with toadworld.com, you will need to register. And the process is pretty simple. If your organization uses a proxy server, you will need to enter the details for the proxy server, as well.
After you sign in to the toadworld.com, you click on the forums. And this will open the Forums window on the right-hand side. Here you can browse through different forum posts.
You can click on any forum post. You can read it. And you can reply to any forum post. And you can go to the next page to keep browsing the different forum posts as well.
And you can see which of the forum posts are not yet answered. So you can then mark your replies to those as well. If you have started some posts on your own-- so you can see the status of your own posts as well in the My Threads section.
You can also start your own discussion or ask a question. So once you're asking a question, if you will see in these posts, it will appear with a question mark. If it was a discussion, it will appear just as a regular post, like this one with no question mark on it. So while you are posting your question with a subject, with a matter in it, and then you can also add an attachment to it.
You can also stay connected for any future replies to your question by clicking on Email Me Replies to the Post. So you can directly post your question right from within Toad. And it will be accessed by over three million toadworld.com users. And if you get any replies, you will be notified via email as well.
Similarly, if you see any forum post, you can post or reply to it if you have any response for it or had a similar experience. And, similarly, you can add an attachment to it as well. So you see how easy it is to stay in touch with the user community to find replies directly from the Toad experts and from the other users of over three million users who are using toadworld.com, all while staying within Toad.