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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  17:45:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am new to database management. I am learning Crystal Reports right now, and I am starting to understand a little better how databases work in general, but my company uses a DB2 database that has over 1000 tables and I don't know how they are all connected, so I am having difficulty pulling the data I want into my Crystal Reports.

So my question is if there is a way to make a list of all the tables and their column headings with the primary and foreign keys labeled. I think this could be referred to as the database structure or schema. If anyone knows a way to do this, or some other way I can find the way the database is linked, please let me know.

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Posted - 12/30/2009 :  17:49:27  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Since this is a Microsoft SQL Server site, you should try posting your DB2 question on a site that specializes in that. There's a DB2 forum over at dbforums.com, so perhaps try your question there.

In SQL Server, you could reverse engineer the ERD via SSMS, or you could figure it out via the INFORMATION_SCHEMA views.

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