Can anyone recomend me to a good free tool to create a database schema diagram.

Posted on 2011-02-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need to create something like an ERD showing the Entities,fields,relationships(one to many etc) and data types etc.
I need to be able to export the diagram as a word document.
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GDG_DBA earned 500 total points
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MS Visio does a nice job if you have access to it.

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I clearly said free tool.
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I've used DB Visualizer
only in the combination Linux/MySql though.
Should also work for Win/MSSQL.

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Visio is good

I would also recommend MS Access since you can actually prototype the tables, relationships, indexes, add some data, to see what it looks like instead of just modeling it. Access can produce prinable reports including Relationship report that you can then edit in the Report designer.

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Sorry, It's not free.  However, you may already have it, and certain versions do ERDs.
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ID: 34975178
>>>I clearly said free tool.

Clearly, I'm sorry I offered.

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ID: 34975241
Here is a FREE tool for the first 30 days..

Download the trial version.. You will be able to design your schema...
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mysql's workbench
You may have to do some translation in few/minimal cases.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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How about SSMS?
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>I clearly said free tool. <<
And clearly out of order or just not looking for a serious answer.
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by:Aaron Shilo
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here is a list of programs for ERD some of are complitly free.

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