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    looking for a free database desing tool

    hi guys,
    I am going to design a database and needs a tool to help do the job more effectively. anyone may suggest such a tool will be appreciated. it's better that the tool is free and easy-to-use.

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    I use Noggin 2.0.1 BETA
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    ur codings are working excelent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pootle flump
    I use Noggin 2.0.1 BETA
    are you sure it is a tool for database design?

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    try one of these: Data Modelling Tools
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    I use Powerpoint.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefman
    are you sure [Noggin 2.0.1 BETA] is a tool for database design?
    yes, and it also cooks a mean plate of pasta

    turn up the dial on your sarcasm detector a bit

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    OP sorry - I thought you meant something to design it for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by blindman
    I use Powerpoint.
    You've said this a few times. Why PP over other office apps? What is best about PP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    try one of these: Data Modelling Tools
    very helpful. thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pootle flump
    You've said this a few times. Why PP over other office apps? What is best about PP?
    It's big advantage over other Office Apps is that it is installed on my computer.

    In truth, I have installed Open Office at home as well. I have to say I LOVE the word processor. It is MUCH better than Word 2007, being similar in format to previous versions of Word and without that godamfracking ribbon bar that has invaded the 2007 Office Suite. I can format complex documents in Open Office Writer in about a third of the time it would take me in Word 2007.
    But, the spreadsheet and presentation software in Open Office is, while usable, currently inferior to the features available in Microsoft Office...so I put up with the ribbon for the moment.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blindman
    It's big advantage over other Office Apps is that it is installed on my computer.
    But, the spreadsheet and presentation software in Open Office is, while usable, currently inferior to the features available in Microsoft Office...so I put up with the ribbon for the moment.
    Ok - so why PPT over Excel then?
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    lord love a duck, guvnor, are you seriously suggesting excel for doing data models???
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    Me? No. R U Srs?

    PPT has the same drawing tools as Excel, so why PPT?
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    In fact - I'll have a stab at advocating Excel over PPT: in Excel your model can be pretty large. A model on a PPT slide can't be that substantial I would have thunked.
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    The good thing about PPt is that I believe the objects are vector graphics, meaning your diagram will scale very well.
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    I don't design databases in Excel for the same reason I don't develop databases in Excel.
    That is not what Excel is designed to do.
    Excel is not designed to be a tool for creating diagrams.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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