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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Silly questions from a newbie - building diagrams

    I am setting up a development server with SQL 2005 Dev Ed beta 2. I have been going around in circles trying to find out how to create a database diagram. Microsoft really knows how to make things difficult! Would someone mind telling me how to build a diagram of my new database?

    Thanks!

    Dan

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    I can't imagine EM has changed all that much...

    right click on the database NEW>Database Diagram

    No?
    Brett
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  3. #3
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    Nope. That is how it works in 2000, but not in 2005.

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    Imagine again, Brett. I have not gotten a copy of the new SQL Server, yet, but they went and chucked Enterprise Manager...And Query Analyzer for that matter. Say hello to the SQL Developer Studio. After all. Don't developers and DBAs do the same thing?

    And isql is gone, osql is gone, but bcp is stubbornly sticking in there.

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    WHAT?!

    They dumped EM and we're going to have to use the freakin' Developer Studio Interface?

    Oh that really sucks. F' you very much, Mr. Gates.

    I'm gonna start looking for 3rd party tools right now...
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    After a day of messing around with the SQL 2005, I will gladly say screw Microsoft! May Bill Gates be inflicted with the fleas of a thousand camels. Now to uninstall the software and load up SQL 2000 Dev Ed.

    Dan

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    Rofl

    Oh no you have to be kidding me...NOOOO WAAAAYYY?? Is Bill Gates thinking with a full deck, I mean come on No Enterprise Manager???

    This is a nightmare

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    Oh good heavens folks! Don't get your knickers in a twist over something in a beta package, especially when it has the potential to make your life a lot easier IF they get it right.

    One of the things that Microsoft did right with Visual Studio is to make it highly customizable. You want the editor to behave like vi or brief, no problem, can do! You want to add functionality to show ERD for the table whose name that the cursor is in, can do!

    Sure, its rough around the edges at the moment. It isn't the end of the world, and the potential intrigues me!

    -PatP

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    Hi Pat

    Ok Pat you do have a point especially since its still in Beta.

    Sorry I freaked out

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    Quote Originally Posted by desireemm
    Ok Pat you do have a point especially since its still in Beta.

    Sorry I freaked out

    Don't be, AND I don't buy it...

    There is NO WAY 2005 won't ship with EM and QA...if it EVER ships at all...

    Oh, and Express is sweet...just ran a test with recirsive joins...sweet...I was able to ODBC to it, on a local machine, but I can't get a MS Access Data project to link up ....yet...

    No EM...come on, think about it...
    Brett
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