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Posted - 2013-09-16 : 11:41:52
Hi friends,

I have installed Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. My ASP.NET application is using the database hosted on the server. Everything is perfectly fine.

Now, I want to make Database design (ER diagram) so that I can have a pictorial view of the various tables, its fields and their types and relation ship between tables.

I used in-built Database Diagram feature of SQL Express 2005 but it only shows tables and no relationship. I used third party software 'Visual Paradigm' but again it does NOT show the relationship.

I mean I want to get clear picture of which table is linked to which table etc.

Please tell me how will it be possible ?


Michael Valentine Jones
Yak DBA Kernel (pronounced Colonel)

7020 Posts

Posted - 2013-09-16 : 12:47:19
A database diagram will only show actual FK constraints, so it sounds like you do not actually have FK relationships defined in your database.

Try running the script on this link to see what it shows you.
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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 2018-04-27 : 13:32:42
I am using Microsoft SQL2014 database and would like to how to see the table relationship diagram on this database like you see in Microsoft Access. Let me know. Thanks for your help.

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