Tools Menu Commands and Toolbar

Teradata Visual Explain User Guide

brand
Teradata Tools and Utilities
prodname
Visual Explain
vrm_release
16.10
16.20
category
User Guide
featnum
B035-2504-086K

Use the Tools menu to launch the Control Center, which is a powerful tool for working with QCDs and QCF-related objects, creating and administering users, and specifying the connectivity type. The Tools menu and toolbar serve many functions. When an execution plan is open, use the menu or toolbar to find differences in compared plans and to go to specific plan steps. Also use the Tools menu or toolbar to execute SQL commands, capture execution plans and insert them into the QCD, and set other program options.

Tools Menu Commands and Toolbar Buttons 
Command Button Description
None Open the Find Difference dialog box to find a specific difference in the current compare.
Go To Step Open the Go To Step dialog box to locate a specific step in the current plan.
Find Next Find the next difference in the current compare.
Find Previous Find the previous difference in the current compare.
Execute SQL Submit SQL to a Teradata Database.
View Execution Plan(s) Capture and visualize an execution plan for a query.
Teradata System Emulation Tool Start Teradata System Emulation Tool.
Only available if the application is installed on the client machine.
Teradata Index Wizard Start Teradata Index Wizard.
Only available if the application is installed on the client machine.
Teradata SQL Assistant Start Teradata SQL Assistant.
Only available if the application is installed on the client machine.
Teradata Statistics Wizard Start Teradata Statistics Wizard.
Only available if the application is installed on the client machine.
Control Center Open the Control Center to:
  • Delete execution plans, databases, and QCF-related objects.
  • Create, upgrade, and clean up QCDs.
  • Export and import QCDs to and from a file.
  • Create users, and grant and revoke privileges on QCDs.
  • Specify the connectivity type (CLIv2 or ODBC).
  • Define data sources.
Define Data Source None Administer ODBC data sources.
Options None Set the connectivity, default path, and other program options.