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Hi

I would like to produce a database schema diagram usng viso, I understand there is a de-enginering tool available in one of the versions, I am running visio 2005 professional but does seem to have the availble options.

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In Visio 2007 Professional, select File/New/Software and Database/Database Model Diagram. When the blank drawing is open, you'll see that there is a new menu entry called Database. Select Database/Reverse Engineer... and that will launch the reverse engineering wizard (see first dialog below).

In Visio 2003 Professional, select File/New/Database/Database Model Diagram. The rest is the same.

You mention that you have Visio 2005 Pro, but that version doesn't exist as far as I know. I've never used it but I know there is a special product called Visio for Enterprise Architects -- perhaps there is a 2005 version of it. The lineage for Visio is:
  • Visio 2002 (also known as Visio 10 if you select Help/About)
  • Visio 2003 (Visio 11)
  • Visio 2007 (Visio 12)
All of the above come with both Standard and Professional editions and only the Pro edition includes the database model wizard.

For additional information on the database model wizard:
     http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/HA101154851033.aspx?pid=CH100648911033
or go to
     http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/visio/
and search for database model

db-wizard.jpg
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Hi Scott

thanks for the thoroughly detailed answer

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