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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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Naming Conventions

About Naming Conventions

Features and Tools > Tools > Naming Conventions > About Naming Conventions

Naming conventions can be defined for physical models and used to:

  • Define custom rules for physical names of objects (e.g. adding prefix, suffix, use particular letter case...).
  • Synchronize logical names (captions) and physical names (names) of your objects.
  • Verify your model to see if it matches the naming convention rules. If not, there are quick fixes available to solve any issues.

Note: Naming conventions can be only used to alter physical names (names) of model objects, NOT logical names (captions).

Basic Information About Naming Conventions

  • Naming conventions rules can be set for most physical model objects that have a defines name and a caption.
  • Naming conventions are stored as .txn files in the Documents folder on local drive (Documents | Toad Data Modeler | Installation Name| Naming Conventions).
  • Multiple sets of naming conventions can be created, but one model may use only one set at a time.

Naming conventions allow you to:

  • Automatically create physical names based on captions and set naming conventions rules, e.g. Customer ID (caption) => T_CUSTOMER_ID (name).
  • Define a set of valid/invalid characters used in physical names (and define now invalid characters should be replaced).
  • Verify and automatically update names of multiple objects at once.
  • Use glossaries to automatically replace language-specific characters or abbreviations. Glossaries can be exported/imported as CSV files.

TIP:Toad Data Modeler comes with several CSV files to help you replace language-specific characters with English characters. The files are located in Documents | Toad Data Modeler | Installation Name | Naming Conventions | CSV.

Managing Naming Conventions

To start using naming conventions, you can go to Tools Menu | Naming Conventions | Settings or click on Naming Conventions Toolbar.

  • If no naming conventions are found by Toad Data Modeler, you will be asked to create a new set of naming conventions which will become linked to the currently active model.

  • You can link your model to another set of naming conventions in Model Menu | Properties (or Model Properties in context menu) | Naming Convention tab.

  • Additional naming conventions can be created and managed in a dialog opened by clicking Manage Naming Convention in Model Properties.


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