Solved

How to use DBDesigner 4?

Posted on 2011-09-03
5
484 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi,

       I have an existing mysql database and i want to have a diagram blueprint so it's easy to understand the database structure for anyone  who has a quick look.


How can i achieve this through DBDesginer version 4  ?
0
Comment
Question by:ee-itpro
  • 4
5 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
arnold earned 500 total points
ID: 36479480
Why not get mysql's native workbench and create a diagram of the database based on the existing database by connecting?

Have not used DBDesigner in a while so I do not remember on whether the same options outlined above for workbench exist/ed for dbdesigner. I.e. instead of creating the mysql DB structure from scratch whether there was an option to connect to mysql DB and load the data from there?

you could use show create database <database>
and repeat for each table.
Export the database structure/layout and import it.
http://mysqldbnews.blogspot.com/2008/06/free-database-design-tools.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:ee-itpro
ID: 36479711
Workbench not compatible with old OS so unable to install... anyhow i found a very handy  solution that doesn't even need installation :) Thanks for trying.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ee-itpro
ID: 36479727
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for ee-itpro's comment http:/Q_27290084.html#36479711
Assisted answer: 250 points for arnold's comment http:/Q_27290084.html#36479480

for the following reason:

I knew about Workbench, however since it wasn't compatible with my old OS, i asked about DBDesigner vr. 4.x which is compatible.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ee-itpro
ID: 36479728
Please allocate all 500 points to Arnold since the solution he provided  does work, however i found something before that to help me out.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:ee-itpro
ID: 36493361
Thanks
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

A lot of articles have been written on splitting mysqldump and grabbing the required tables. A long while back, when Shlomi (http://code.openark.org/blog/mysql/on-restoring-a-single-table-from-mysqldump) had suggested a “sed” way, I actually shell …
I have been using r1soft Continuous Data Protection (http://www.r1soft.com/linux-cdp/) for many years now with the mySQL Addon and wanted to share a trick I have used several times. For those of us that don't have the luxury of using all transact…
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question