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Toad Data Modeler 6.5 - User Guide

Introduction User Interface Models and Model Objects
Physical Data Model
Entity Relationship Diagram Objects Basic Database Design Advanced Database Design
Universal Data Model Logical Data Model Working with Model Objects
Features and Tools
Application Variables Export/Import DDL Script Generation Graphics Model Actions Print Create New Project Reports Reverse Engineering Scripting and Customization About Templates Tips and Tricks Toad for Oracle Integration Toad Intelligence Central (TIC) Integration Tools Version Control
Options and Configuration Databases
Amazon Redshift 1.0 IBM DB2 LUW 9.5 IBM DB2 LUW 9.7 IBM DB2 LUW 10.1 IBM DB2 LUW 10.5 IBM DB2 LUW 11.1 IBM DB2 z/OS 10 IBM DB2 z/OS 11 Greenplum 4.1 Greenplum 4.2 Ingres 9.3 Ingres 10.0 EDB Postgres Advanced Server 10 Microsoft Access 2007/2010 Microsoft Azure SQL Database V12 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Microsoft SQL Server 2017 MySQL 5.0 MySQL 5.1 MySQL 5.5 MySQL 5.6 MySQL 5.7 Oracle 10g Oracle 11g Release 1 Oracle 11g Release 2 Oracle 12c Release 1 Oracle 12c Release 2 Oracle 18c Specifics - Oracle 12c Release 2 PostgreSQL 9.0 PostgreSQL 9.1 PostgreSQL 9.2 PostgreSQL 9.3 PostgreSQL 9.4 PostgreSQL 9.5 PostgreSQL 10 SQLite 3.7 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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Edit Shortcuts

To edit object property

Double-click the selected shortcut on the Workspace.

You can edit any shortcut you want. The changed properties will be automatically applied to the parent object and to any other existing shortcuts of the object.

To change graphical format of a shortcut

Right-click the selected shortcut on the Workspace and select Format.

The changed graphical format will be applied only to the selected shortcut. Toad Data Modeler allows you to define a different graphical format settings for each shortcut of the same object.

Remove and List Shortcuts

To remove a shortcut of object on the Workspace

Select a shortcut on the WS and press Delete.

Only the selected shortcut will be removed from the Workspace. The object itself still exists in the model.

TIP: More ways to do this:

  1. Right-click the shortcut in Model Explorer and select Delete Item.
  2. To remove more shortcuts on WS at once, make multiple selection and then press Delete.

List Shortcuts

To list all shortcuts that exist in your model see Model Explorer and the following folders.

List all shortcuts by object type (entity, relationship, inheritance)

Select the particular object folder (e.g. Entities) | Shortcuts folder. Here, you can also see names of the Workspaces where the particular shortcuts are located.

List all shortcuts by Workspace

Click the Workspaces folder | particular workspace folder (e.g. Ordering) | Entity Shortcuts, Relationship Shortcuts, View Shortcuts.

To find shortcuts of objects on the Workspace quickly

Double-click the shortcut in Model Explorer to highlight it on the Workspace.

Note: Shortcuts can also be found in Workspace Properties which can be opened by right-clicking a workspace in Model Explorer, Application View or Designer and selecting Edit.

Shortcut Right-Click Options in Model Explorer

Right-click a shortcut in Model Explorer to see the following options:

Option Description

Add Object to Gallery

Adds the selected object to gallery.


Opens the Object Properties dialog.

Select on Workspace Highlights the shortcut on the Workspace.
Add into Workspace Adds the shortcut to the WS that you select from the list of existing Workspaces.
Add into New Workspace Creates a new WS and adds the shortcut there.
Macros Opens the list of available macros.

Delete Item

Removes the shortcut from Workspace.

Right-click an entity shortcut in Model Explorer to see other options:

Option Description


Creates a new item in the entity:

  • Attribute
  • Key
  • Index

Fill | Parent Objects

Displays shortcuts of parent objects of the selected entity on Workspace.

Fill | Child Objects

Displays shortcuts of child objects of the selected entity on Workspace.

Fill | Parent and Child Objects

Displays shortcuts of parent and child objects of the selected entity on Workspace.

Model Independent Objects

There are three types of models in Toad Data Modeler:

Model Properties

Select Model | Properties.

Tab Description
General General information on the model (project, model, author, company, version etc.)
Before Script

Whatever you write on the Before Script tab, it will be generated before the generated SQL code.

After Script Whatever you write on the After Script tab, it will be generated after the generated SQL code.
Description Notes on the model
Naming Convention Here you can select a naming convention for the model.
Database Parameters

The value in the Length Semantics box shows which default length semantics (BYTE or CHAR) was set in the database for reverse engineering of Oracle database.

Note: This tab is available only in Oracle models.

Naming Convention

Here you can link or unlink a naming convention to/from your model.

Manage Naming Conventions - Opens the Naming Convention dialog (available also from the Tools menu)

Edit Naming Convention - Opens the Naming Convention Properties dialog.

Model Statistics

To display details on your model, its Workspaces, objects etc.

Select Model | Statistic....

To change some of the General Information (e.g. model name, author or company)

Select Model | Properties....

TIP: You can also change it via the shortcut of Stamp on the Workspace - just double-click the Stamp.

2-D Shapes

Toad Data Modeler allows you to insert the following 2-D shapes to your ER diagram:

  • Note
  • Line
  • Stamp
  • Categories
  • Image
  • Rectangle
  • Ellipse
  • Text
  • Label Quadrangle
  • Label Ellipse

The objects are available on Graphics Objects Toolbar and in the Objects Menu| Add New for both physical and logical model.

To change format of these objects

Right-click the object and select Format.

TIP: Feel free to arrange and order the objects on Workspace. Arrange Objects in Layers

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