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Database Diagrams tool in SQLSERVER


Database Diagrams tool in SQLSERVER

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Wow, I wish I had known that earlier.
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mpradeep23 (12/14/2012)
Is thier any other tools before creation of the tables logical diagram


Heh... cocktail napkins and beer coasters!

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RBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code:
Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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mpradeep23 (12/14/2012)
Is thier any other tools before creation of the tables logical diagram


Heh... cocktail napkins and beer coasters!


HAH!! Yep - that is about all I use for "logical" modeling too! Cool

I have used Embarcadero's ERStudio for probably a dozen years now. Incredible capabilities, and if you purchase a SQL Server only license it is very reasonably priced for the functionality it brings to the table (pun intended). :-P

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Be aware that the SQL Server database diagram is a live representation of the database. If you drop a table from the diagram it is dropped from the database, so use this tool with care. It can be safer to stick with the cocktail napkins and beer coasters, plus using a phone camera to capture significant versions.

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