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Toad Data Modeler 7.0 - User Guide

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Users

Toad Data Modeler allows you to define Users and assign them to User Groups. Later you can assign the Users and User Groups permissions to particular objects.

To add a user

Click   on the toolbar and click Add in the Users dialog.

or

In Model Explorer | Right-click the Users folder | Add User.

To edit a user

Select Model | Model Items |Users | double-click the selected user or click Edit.

or

In Model Explorer | Users folder | double-click the selected user or right-click | Edit.

Option Description

Object Navigator Box

All users 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 user name

Name

Physical user name

Password

User's password

Membership Tab

On this tab, you can assign a User to User Group.

Note: One user can be assigned to more User Groups.

Select a User Group and click appropriate button:

Adds selected item(s).

Puts back selected item(s).

Adds all items.

Puts back all items.

 
To Do

On this tab, you can write some tasks on particular user.

To assign users to user groups

Example: All admins should be assigned to user group Administrators.

Method A - via the Users dialog

  1. In the Users dialog, select the SCOTT user and click Edit.
  2. In the User Properties dialog, click the Membership tab.
  3. Select the Administrators user group and click the Add arrow button to shift the selected group to the window Selected.
    (The User Groups have already been defined in Model | Model Items |User Groups.)

TIP: If you confirm Apply, the User Properties dialog will remain opened, and you can comfortably assign other users to user groups. - Simply select another user from the object navigator box at the top.

 

Method B - via the User Groups dialog

  1. Click   on the toolbar.
  2. From the User Groups dialog, select Administrators user group and click Edit.
  3. In the User Group Properties dialog, click the Members tab.
  4. Select SCOTT and click the Add arrow button to shift the selected user to the window Selected.

User Groups

Toad Data Modeler allows you to define Users and assign them to User Groups. You can then assign User and User Groups permissions to objects.

To add a user group

Click on the Users Toolbar and click Add in the displayed dialog.

or

In Model Explorer | Right-click the User Groups folder | Add User Group.

To edit a user group

Go to Model Menu | Model Items | User Groups | double-click the selected user group or click Edit.

or

In Model Explorer | User Groups folder | double-click the selected user group or right-click | Edit.

Option Description
Object Navigator Box All user groups 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 user group name
Name Physical user group name
Membership Tab Description
Available Available user groups
Selected Selected user groups
Members Tab Description
User Groups section

You can create another group in already existing group. (This is possible for some databases.)

From the list of existing groups, select a group and click the Add arrow button.

Users section

Here, you can assign users to a group.

Note: You can assign users to a user group also in the Users dialog.

To Do Tab

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

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

Note:

  1. To copy user groups, use CTRL + Drag&Drop techniques.
  2. To move user groups, use Drag&Drop techniques.
    You can copy and move your user groups within a model and between models of the same and different databases:
  • In User Groups dialog (Model Menu | Model Items | User Groups)
  • In Model Explorer | User Groups folder
  • Between Model Explorer and User Groups dialog
  1. To delete user groups, go to:
  • Model Menu | Model Items | User Groups  | Select a user group and click Delete.
  • Model Explorer | User Groups folder | Right-click and select Delete Item.

Permissions

In Toad Data Modeler, you can assign permissions to the following objects:

  • Entity
  • Attribute
  • User Data Type
  • View
  • Procedure
  • Schema
  • Users and User Groups.

This list is dependent on your current database platform and version. For example, some databases do not support assigning permissions to Users.

For every object, different permissions can be set (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE etc.), depending on current database platform.

Options for permissions are described in the following example. Permissions for attributes, user data types etc. are set in the Properties dialog of particular object | Permissions tab (e.g. Attribute Properties | Properties).

 

Add Permissions

To be able to add a Permission, it's necessary to define a User or User Group. In case you forget, Toad Data Modeler allows you to define them directly from any Permissions tab of a particular object - click Users or User Groups.

To add a permission for entity

In the Entity Properties form, select the Permissions tab and click Add.

Example: Creating permission for user SCOTT in Entity Properties form:

If you want to change the permission User or User Group, select the permission User (User Group) column, press F2 and choose from the list.

TIP: This kind of editing properties is usable anywhere in Toad Data Modeler. For more information, see Inplace Editor.

Permissions Tab

Description

User (User Group)

Name of user (group) that the permission has been assigned to.

Grantor

Name of user (group) that assigns the permission.

Permissions: SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, RULE, REFERENCES, TRIGGER

To edit a permission

In the Entity Properties form | Permissions  tab, double-click the selected permission or press Edit .

General Tab

Description

Permissions

List of all available permissions to a specific object.

Status

Shows if the particular permission has been assigned or not.

Unchanged - No change has been made.

Grant - Permission has been granted.

Deny - Permission has been denied. (E.g. in Microsoft SQL 2005 models.)

with Grant Option

Yes/No - Determines if the permission User (Group) can assign the permission to another User (Group).

Universal Data Model

Universal (Generic Relational) Data Model allows you to model entity relationship diagrams without the necessity to select target database platform and database specific items.

Specifics of Universal (Generic Relational) Data Model

  • In Universal Data Models PK attributes migrate from parent to child entities as PFK or FK attributes.
  • It is necessary to convert model to target database platform if you decide to generate SQL for your Universal Data .Model
  • Reports can be generated in various formats.
  • Reverse engineering via ADO/ODBC is available.
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