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Steve2106
Posting Yak Master

United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/01/2012 :  11:05:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi There,

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

Does anyone use a Data Mapper or schema inspector?

I would like some advice on software that gives a visual layout of data tables and their relationships.

Some links to sites would be appreciated.

Best Regards,



Steve

lazerath
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

USA
326 Posts

Posted - 10/01/2012 :  14:31:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is probably the wrong forum for such a question, but I'll try to help. Are you looking for an Entity Relationship Diagram? You can produce a rudimentary Physical data model within SQL Server using the Database Diagrams feature. Alternately, Microsoft Visio allows you to reverse engineer a database and has a lot more layout / organizational options. Moving into more enterprise solutions would be CA ErWin or EmbarcaderoER/Studio, which offer a lot more features geared toward a larger organization with multiple database developers / architects such as documentation templates (conceptual, logical, physical, data dictionary) and forward engineering data models.
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