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Database Design IDE

Posted 06 February 2011 - 07:52 AM

Hi Guys,

Can anyone recommend a good database design IDE, just software for doing E-R diagrams with? Not Visio though, I have used it and dont like it. I do like the look of Eclipse with the Visual Paradigm SDE plug in, but cant figure out how to get it up and running.

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Re: Database Design IDE

Posted 07 February 2011 - 11:30 AM

Have you ever used Dia before? It's non-aesthetically oriented, yet catchy.

Observe the dropdown box on the left side of the screen when you load it up... Change from Flowchart to UML.

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Re: Database Design IDE

Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

Thanks NotarySojac. I'm downloading the version for OS X now. Funny, the downloads page says, "Your dia Win32 Installer download will start in 0 seconds…" but it's clearly a dmg. We'll see what I get. Looks like a cool replacement for Visio.

I tried Eclipse some in the past. Can't remember why, but I did stop using it for some reason.

Edit: Dia is very Windowsy (looks a lot like Visio 2007 with it's interface and menus.) I think it's a keeper. May actually help me to keep from having to boot into Windows so much. Thanks again!

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Re: Database Design IDE

Posted 08 February 2011 - 12:31 PM

Thanks NotarySojack, I will give it a go, but it looks alot like Visio and even claims it was inspired by Visio... I have kind of answered my own question, I was looking for something to design R-D's like this:
Prestashop Schema

And when I opened my eyes I saw it was done with MySql workbench
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