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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: SQL flowchart software

    I need a flowchart program that will reverse engineer a current db. Any ideas?

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    I think ERWIN will do that.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    I would suggest that you check out SQL Spec for documenting the schema of a database.

    -PatP

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    Quote Originally Posted by larksys
    I need a flowchart program that will reverse engineer a current db. Any ideas?
    You can't put the model of a relational database into a flowchart.

    Database models are represented by ER-diagrams.
    Are you looking for that?

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    Holy (^$(*&)(*_)(*_(**&^*&$%#

    $4 grand? It oughta tell me what I need before I ask

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    You can do the same even in MS VISIO ENTERPRISE EDITION



    Thanks,
    Rahul Jha

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    If you are looking for ER-Modeling software and not flowcharting software you might have a look at:
    http://www.databaseanswers.org/modelling_tools.htm

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    ErWin is expensive, there is no doubt about that. It is the "800 pound gorilla" in the data modeling world though, I don't think that anything else comes close to it in terms of capability, capacity, or features.

    SQL Spec will do what 95% of the people I talk to want, for a tiny fraction of the price of ErWin. Give it a look, I think you might find it more useful than a diagraming tool like Visio et. al. even though SQL Spec works in a radically different way.

    -PatP

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