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Toad Data Modeler 6.3 - 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
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Views

Models and Model Objects > Physical Data Model > Advanced Database Design > Views

Toad Data Modeler allows you to display and model views in your ER diagrams visually.

You can manage Views via:

  • Model menu | Model Items |Views
  • Model Explorer | Views folder

View properties and options are database dependent.

To create a new View

  1. Click on the toolbar and then click the workspace.
  2. Click on the toolbar and draw view relationships between some existing table or view and your newly created view.
  3. Double click the view relationship line to edit it. In Alias field you can specify a new alias name for the linked table.


  4. Double-click the view to edit it.
  5. Define properties on General tab and other tabs.
  6. On tab Attributes you can select columns from the linked tables. Relationship aliases and names of entities are displayed.

  1. You can use a template on SQL tab of the view.

Note: As well as for entities and relationships, you can create shortcuts of views on the workspaces of your model. List of view shortcuts can be found in Model Explorer | in particular Workspace folder and in the Views folder | Shortcuts.

Materialized Views

Models and Model Objects > Physical Data Model > Advanced Database Design > Materialized Views

Materialized Views are supported in the following databases: Oracle, DB 2, DB2 zOS, , Sybase SQL Anywhere 11, Teradata 13.

Toad Data Modeler allows you to display materialized views graphically in your ER diagram.

To add a materialized view

Click    on the toolbar and then click anywhere on the work area.

or

Model Explorer | Right-click the Materialized Views folder | Add Materialized View.

 

To edit a materialized view

Double-click the materialized view on the Workspace.

or

Edit the materialized view in Model Explorer | Materialized Views folder | double-click the selected materialized view (or right-click | Edit).

Option Description

Object Navigator Box

All materialized views of your model are listed here. The combo-box allows you to edit them, one by one from one place. Use Apply to confirm all the changes you make.

General Tab

Description

Caption

Logical materialized view name

Name

Physical materialized view name

Schema

Schema selection box

Categories

Category selection box

Generate

Select it to generate the materialized view in final SQL (DDL) script.

Generate SQL only

Select it to generate only the SQL code written on tab SQL. The rest of items will be ignored.

SQL Tab

Write SQL code of materialized view subquery on this tab.  

About Templates

Permissions Tab

Here you can assign Users or User Groups permissions to the materialized view.

To Do Tab

On this tab, you can write some tasks on the selected materialized view.   

Note: To see all To Do tasks, select Model | To Do.

Before Script Tab

Whatever you write here, it will be generated before the materialized view definition.

After Script Tab

Whatever you write here, it will be generated after the materialized view definition.

Notes Tab

Tab for notes on particular materialized view. The text written here will display in a pop up dialog when you point your mouse cursor at the materialized view shortcut in your ER diagram.

SQL Preview Tab

Click at the bottom of this tab to see the part of SQL code for the materialized view.

Refresh Tab

Use this tab to specify the default methods, modes and times for the database to refresh the materialized view.

Physical Properties Tab

Define storage characteristics of materialized view on this tab.

Materialized Views Properties Tab

Define other materialized view characteristics on this tab.

Create Index Tab

Create index sentences are written on this tab.

  

Procedures

Models and Model Objects > Physical Data Model > Advanced Database Design > Procedures

To add a procedure

Right-click the Procedures item in Model Explorer | Add Procedure.

To edit a procedure

Double-click the selected procedure in Model Explorer | Procedures (or right-click Edit).

Example: The Procedure Properties dialog (Oracle 10g)

General Tab

Description

Caption

Logical procedure name

Name

Physical procedure name

Schema

Schema selection box

Procedure Arguments

Define procedure arguments here.

Invoker Rights

Database dependent option. See particular database reference for more information.

Definition is Wrapped

Database dependent option. See particular database reference for more information.

Generate

Select it to generate the procedure in final SQL (DDL) script.

Generate SQL only

Select it to generate only the SQL code written on tab SQL. The rest of items will be ignored.

SQL Tab

SQL code. (See the example in the following screenshot.)

About Templates

Permissions Tab

On this tab, you can manage permissions to particular procedure.

To Do Tab

Here you can write some tasks on the selected procedure.   

Note: To see all To Do tasks, select Model | To Do.

Before Script Tab

Whatever you write here, it will be generated before the Store Procedure definition.

After Script Tab

Whatever you write here, it will be generated after the Store Procedure definition.

Notes Tab

Tab for notes on particular procedure.

 

Example: The Procedure Properties dialog | SQL tab (Oracle 10g)

 

Compare Procedures in Sync & Convert Wizard

When the Sync & Convert Wizard shows differences between procedures (on page Select Items), you can double-click the SQL item of procedures to display details about differences between them.

Functions

Models and Model Objects > Physical Data Model > Advanced Database Design > Functions

To add a function

Right-click the Functions item in Model Explorer | Add Function.

To edit a function

Double-click the selected function in Model Explorer | Functions (or right-click Edit).

Example: The Function Properties dialog (Oracle 10g)

General Tab

Description

Caption

Logical function name

Name

Physical function name

Schema

Schema selection box

Invoker Rights (CURRENT_USER)

Database dependent option. See particular database reference for more information.

Function Arguments

Write function arguments here.

Datatype of the Return Value

Define data type of the return value.

Deterministic

Database dependent option. See particular database reference for more information.

Definition is Wrapped

Database dependent option. See particular database reference for more information.

Generate

Select it to generate the function in final SQL (DDL) script.

Generate SQL only

Select it to generate only the content of the SQL tab. All other items will be ignored.

SQL Tab

SQL code. (See the example in the following screenshot.)

About Templates

To Do Tab

On this tab, you can write some tasks on the selected function.   

Permissions Tab

On this tab, you can assign a User or User Group permissions for selected function.

Before Script Tab

Whatever you write here, it will be generated after the function definition.

After Script Tab

Whatever you write here, it will be generated before the function definition.

Notes Tab

Tab for notes on particular function.

Example: The Function Properties dialog | SQL tab (Oracle 10g)

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