• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Part 5: Inside Database and Software Dia... > Diagramming and Documenting Database...

Chapter 19. Diagramming and Documenting Databases

Modeling Relational and Object-Relational Databases553
Reverse Engineering an Existing Database560
Modifying a Database Model566


Given the complexity of database management systems (DBMSs), visual documentation is an effective means of promoting communication between technical experts and their clients. With Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Professional, you can take a snapshot of your database and its code to create a concise and accurate database model diagram—that is, a diagram that models a physical database schema. Visio Professional reverse engineers client/server databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and others, as well as desktop databases such as Microsoft Access, and provides several views of your database schema. Using shapes that represent Relational, IDEF1X, or Crow’s Feet notation, you can diagram relational or object-relational databases and easily keep the diagram up to date as modifications are made to the database.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint