ER Diagram in Visio

Posted on 2009-05-22
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I have MS Visio on my machine at work, but I can't figure out how to draw an entity relation diagram.  I've look for a template, but haven't found one.  Ideas?
Question by:NigelRocks

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by:Sam Cohen
Sam Cohen earned 400 total points
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When you open MSVisio you will see a list of TEMPLATE CATEGORIES to the left.

Choose Software and database---> and then choose database model diagram that should take you to the ER diagrams template

Hope this helps!!


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arixsin earned 400 total points
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I don't have a "Software and database" category to the left, but I have many others.
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Scott Helmers earned 1200 total points
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There are two possible reasons why you don't see "Software and Databases": either you are running the Standard edition of Visio and not the Professional edition, or you are running VIsio 2003 (or earlier) and not Visio 2007.

The "Software and Databases: folder only exists in Visio 2007 Professional.

In Visio 2003 Professional, there is a template folder called "Software" and a separate one called "Database".

For a comparison of what's in Standard vs. Professional, see this page for Visio 2007
and this page for Visio 2003


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