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Posted Tuesday, June 03, 2008 3:56 AM
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hello all
can anyone tell that how cud i be able to take print of Database diagram which is too large . i have almost 88 tables. i created diagram in SQL , but it covers almost 40 pages to print , i cant fix so long print on my table. so kinldy suggest any worth solution. copying in MS-Word even doesnt work. kinldyu take it as urgent

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Posted Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:07 AM
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I dont know how to do this directly in SQL Server .. but you could download a demo of something like ER Studio that will do this for you ?

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Posted Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:53 AM
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Not sure if it a solution to your needs, but if you set your printer properties when producing the printed output, to only have it fit to one page would shrink it.

However, 88 tables on one page would be rather small and verging on the unreadable.

Printing to A3 or even A2 to one page may be better if you are able to do that.

Other than that, can you segregate the details to multiple diagrams with related areas together?

e.g. Tables A, B, C and D on on diagram and E, F, G and H on another etc?

I think you can also scale the print to be on say 4 pages and use glue to stick the pieces together?
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Posted Tuesday, June 03, 2008 5:04 AM
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thanks for ur help
but if i try on draging tables on one or four pages, it will take almost 2 to 3 full days to drang and adjust tables and relations . more over according to my knowledge there is no button like 'shrink to one/two page' in SQL. All i have to do at my own, now this is very time consuming and frustating too.
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Posted Tuesday, June 03, 2008 5:05 AM
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another option then is perhaps visio if you have that installed and reverse engineer the db ?


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Posted Tuesday, June 03, 2008 5:10 AM
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I am not talking about the diagram, but Printing.

Once you have the diagram open, try the Print options and in the Print Properties, adjust the output to the desired scale.

I think the Adventure Works diagram got to one page scaled down to 10% when printed.
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Posted Tuesday, June 03, 2008 10:10 PM
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yes ur idea worked upto some extent
Thanks so much
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Posted Wednesday, June 04, 2008 7:33 AM
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I'd have to agree with what Simon posted, Visio is a really good tool for doing exactly what you are looking to accomplish. We use it for all our database diagrams.
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And could you tell me just how that is done in Visio? I'd love to be able to do that!
Thank you
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