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allan8964
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Posted - 09/04/2013 :  12:04:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there,

For sql coding, what is Reverse Engineering and what can it do? Thanks in advance.

Lamprey
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Posted - 09/04/2013 :  12:27:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Generally, reverse engineering in SQL is pointing a graphical ERD modeling tool (like ERWin) at a database and "reversing" the code into a graphcial model. You can then update the model and Forward Engineer the model into code that you can use to create/update a database.
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SwePeso
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Posted - 09/04/2013 :  14:09:58  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is another example of Reverse Engineering
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=70328&whichpage=2



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allan8964
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Posted - 09/05/2013 :  10:10:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys. This link gives easier to understand descriptions.
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/6697f86b-4cdf-4239-ac21-f3aeb6b02c80/reverse-engineer
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