How to setup Toad Oracle Freeware

The following article will help us in configuring our Toad Oracle Freeware with Oracle XE database. For development purposes I normally use XE so it's light.


  1. Download and install Oracle XE - I use 10.2.x
    1. I installed in: C:\java\oraclexe
  2. Download and install Toad Freeware (
    1. Can be install anywhere
  3. Download and install Toad Client, go to and download the following files:
    1. instantclient-basic-win-x86-64-
    2. instantclient-jdbc-win-x86-64-
    3. instantclient-odbc-win-x86-64-
    4. instantclient-sqlplus-win-x86-64-
    5. Extract them all in C:\java\oraclexe\instantclient_10_2
  4. Add the following to environment path:
    1. C:\java\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\10.2.0\server\NETWORK\ADMIN
    2. C:\java\oraclexe\instantclient_10_2
  5. Connect in Toad using XE connection
You can also install the Toad Eclpse plugin to connect to the database.
How to setup Toad Oracle Freeware How to setup Toad Oracle Freeware Reviewed by Edward Legaspi on Sunday, August 04, 2013 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.