database designer

How To: Create a Database Diagram Using a Sketch Image

Often we make some sketches of the database we plan to create on a blackboard or a sheet of paper before we actually design its structure on computer. After that we discuss the entities we’ve got, normalize them and repeat these actions several times. As a result we get a completely approved database structure in the form of an image file in the project documentation.

Question:
How to create a database diagram basing on the image available?

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How to: Create MySQL Database in One Shot

This article gives a step-by-step instruction for visual database creation.
There is a lot of instruments that allow database developers avoid monotonous and error prone manual writing of scripts for tables creation. But to have a complete picture while creating a database it’s necessary not only to speed up the process of database objects creation, but also to visualize relations between them. dbForge Studio for MySQL offers a perfect tool for such purpose – Database Designer.

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How To: Save Database Diagrams as an Image

dbForge Studio for MySQL has the Database Designer functionality that allows you to build and view the structure of your database using the diagrams. You can read more about it in Getting Started with Database Designer article.

Database Designer also can save a database diagram as an image.

Saving Database Diagram as an image

To save database diagram as an image, perform the following steps:

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Getting Started with Database Designer

Contents

  • What Is Database Designer?
  • How to Create a Database Diagram
  • Navigating the Diagram
  • How to Quickly Print Diagram
  • Saving and Restoring the Diagram

What Is Database Designer?

dbForge Studio for MySQL incorporates Database Designer — a powerful visual design tool for database development that allows you to build a clear and effective database structure visually and to see the complete picture representing all the tables, foreign key relations between them, views, and stored routines of your database on a database diagram.

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