Chat now with support
Chat with Support

Toad Data Modeler 6.2 - User Guide

Introduction User Interface Models and Model Objects
Physical Data Model
About Physical Data Modeling Benefits of Physical Data Model Entity Relationship Diagram Objects Basic Database Design Advanced Database Design
Universal Data Model Logical Data Model Working with Model Objects Model Properties Model Statistics
Features and Tools
Application Variables Export/Import DDL Script Generation Graphics Model Actions Print Projects Reports Reverse Engineering Scripting and Customization SQL Templates Tips and Tricks Toad for Oracle Integration Toad Intelligence Central (TIC) Integration Tools Version Control
Options and Configuration Databases
Supported Databases Connection Types by Database DB2 UDB v. 8 (LUW) DB2 v. 9 (LUW) DB2 v. 9.5 (LUW) DB2 v. 9.7 (LUW) DB2 v. 10.1 (LUW) DB2 v. 10.5 (LUW) DB2 z/OS v. 9 DB2 z/OS v.10 DB2 z/OS v. 11 Greenplum 4.1 Greenplum 4.2 Ingres 9.3 Ingres 10.0 Microsoft Access 2000/2002/2003 Microsoft Access 2007/2010 Microsoft Azure SQL Database Microsoft Azure SQL Database V12 Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Microsoft SQL Server 2016 MySQL 5.0 MySQL 5.1 MySQL 5.5 MySQL 5.6 MySQL 5.7 Oracle 9i Oracle 10g Oracle 11g Release 1 Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle 12c Release 2 PostgreSQL 8.1 PostgreSQL 8.2 PostgreSQL 8.3 PostgreSQL 8.4 PostgreSQL 9.0 PostgreSQL 9.1 PostgreSQL 9.2 PostgreSQL 9.3 PostgreSQL 9.4 PostgreSQL 9.5 SQLite 3.7 Sybase ASE 12.5 Sybase ASE 15 Sybase ASE 15.5 Sybase ASE 15.7 SAP ASE 16.0 Sybase IQ 15.2 Sybase SQL Anywhere 11 SAP SQL Anywhere 17 Teradata 13 Vertica Database 8.0
Legal Information

On Form Synchronization

Features and Tools > Tools > Naming Conventions > On Form Synchronization

Toad Data Modeler offers you the possibility of synchronizing and verifying objects Name/Caption in various Properties dialogs as you type. This behavior is controlled by two options located in Naming Convention Properties | General tab.

  • Automatic Synchronization
  • Apply Naming Convention Rules during Synchronization

Example 1:
  • Automatic Synchronization - disabled
  • Apply Naming Convention Rules during Synchronization - disabled

When neither option is enabled, you can change an object Caption but its Name won't change automatically. To synchronize Name/Caption manually, click the button.

Example 2:
  • Automatic Synchronization - enabled
  • Apply Naming Convention Rules during Synchronization - disabled

The object Name will be changed to match the Caption as you type.

Example 3:
  • Automatic Synchronization - disabled
  • Apply Naming Convention Rules during Synchronization - enabled
  • Naming convention rule enforces upper case and replaces non-alphanumeric characters with ? character.
  • Glossary contains a defined entry which replaces 'Customer' with 'CSTMR'

Similar to Example 1, Name won't be automatically updated. Additionally, naming convention rules and glossary replacements will be applied when performing manual synchronization.

Example 4:
  • Automatic Synchronization - enabled
  • Apply Naming Convention Rules during Synchronization - enabled
  • Naming convention rule enforces upper case and replaces non-alphanumeric characters with ? character.
  • Glossary contains a defined entry which replaces 'Customer' with 'CSTMR'

The object Name will be changed to match the Caption as you type, naming convention rules and glossary replacements will be applied to the Name as you type as well.

 

Verification and Synchronization

Features and Tools > Tools > Naming Conventions > Verification and Synchronization

Naming Convention Verification and Synchronization can be accessed from:

  • Naming Convention Properties | General tab | Verify and Synchronize button
  • Naming Convention toolbar | Naming Convention Verification and Synchronization button

The verification and synchronization process allows you to do two things to multiple objects at once:

  • Verification - verifies object Names to see if they satisfy Naming Convention Rules.
  • Synchronization - synchronizes object Name with its Caption.

Names that do not pass verification or synchronization check can be automatically updated by applying the suggested Name modification. To update such Names, simply check the listed violations/suggestions and click on Update.

Note: The behavior of verification and synchronization process is heavily influenced by Naming Convention Properties.

To show/hide Naming Convention Violations () or Synchronization violations (), use the buttons on the toolbar.

Note: You can disable Verification/Synchronization checking for particular items by clicking the violation (/) icon. This will influence the suggested Name modification.



Naming Conventions Configuration

Properties

Features and Tools > Tools > Naming Conventions > Properties

In the Naming Convention Properties dialog | General tab, you can see options for:

  • Synchronization of Captions and Names
  • Verification of Names

This topic describes how various options affect the Naming Convention Verification and Synchronization process.

Note: Options mentioned in this topic also affect On Form Synchronization behavior.

Automatic Synchronization

Description: When enabled, Name/Caption synchronization will be checked during process.

Example: An entity Caption is "Example Entity" and its Name is "ex_entity".

A suggestion will be offered to rename the entity Name so it matches its current Caption - "Example Entity".

Apply Naming Convention Rules During Synchronization

Description: When enabled, Naming Convention Rules will be applied and characters/words will be replaced according to Glossary during Name/Caption synchronization.

Example: An attribute Caption is "Customer main ID" and its Name is "Customer ID".

  • A Naming Convention Rule defined for attributes enforces upper case.
  • A word replacement in Glossary replaces "Customer" with "CSTMR".

Automatic Synchronization enabled: The suggested Name will be synchronized with the object Caption and then have the NC Rule and Glossary word replacement applied to it - CSTMR MAIN ID.

Automatic Synchronization disabled: The option only affects manual synchronization (see On Form Synchronization for more information).

Automatic Verification

Description: When enabled, model objects will be automatically verified to see if they don't violate Naming Convention Rules. The verification will occur during Naming Convention Verification and Synchronization process and also when you open Properties dialog of any object.

Example: A relationship Name is "ASSIGNS_orders".

  • A Naming Convention Rule defined for relationships considers underscore characters invalid and replaces them with space characters.
  • A Naming Convention Rule defined for relationships enforces lower case.

A suggestion will be offered to modify the Name so it matches the rules - "assigns orders".

To Use Glossary for Naming Convention Verification

Description: When enabled, Glossary character and word replacements will be applied during both Automatic Verification and manual verification.

Example: An entity Name is "Entrée kinds"

  • A Naming Convention Rule defined for entities enforces upper case.
  • A word replacement defined in Glossary replaces "kinds" with "types"
  • A character replacement defined in Glossary replaces "é" with "e".

A suggestion will be offered to modify the Name so it matches the rule and has the defined characters/words replaced - "ENTREE TYPES".

To Turn Case-Sensitivity On

  • Allow Case Sensitivity in Tools | Naming Convention | Settings | Glossary | Word Replacement
Related Documents

The document was helpful.

Select Rating

I easily found the information I needed.

Select Rating