Dont know iff this is the appropriate place for this but it seems to be, I am looking for Database design software that will show graphical representation of tables, somewhat like MS access does, except for a MySQL database. Anyone know of any solutions for this, I would be most greatfull
For working with a variety of databases like Oracle and Sybase, I think PowerDesigner is a very good product. It is intended for large corporate customers, but many consultants like it too. Oracle Designer is probably the most expensive, because it only comes in the multi-user edition where all others consider than an upgrade, and Oracle Designer also comes on CD with seven fully licensed tools - again, a product for corporations with money, but people interested in learning Designer can download for free and play with it as long as they want (no expiration) from http://technet.oracle.com/. Oracle hopes you will learn it at home then tell your boss to buy it.
It is very affordable (about $200) compared to products like ERWin, and has a separate add-on for MySQL, which keeps the overall price down.
There is a free download evluation version, which never ran out last time I checked.