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Toad Data Modeler 7.0 - 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 MySQL 8.0 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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Microsoft Excel

Toad Data Modeler allows you to export metadata to Microsoft Excel. Comments, notes and other properties can be modified and the file can be then imported back into Toad Data Modeler.

To export your model to a Microsoft Excel document

  1. Select File Menu | Export | Export to Excel.
  2. Select the entities and relationships you want to export.
  3. Click Export. A new Microsoft Excel document will be created in the specified destination.

To import the data back from a Microsoft Excel document

  1. Select File Menu | Import | Import from Excel.
  2. Locate the Excel document and click Open.
  3. Select which tables and relationships should be imported.

  4. Click Import. The existing model will be updated to reflect the changes made in the Excel document.

The following table illustrates the modified properties:

Modification Property type

Properties

Unlocked String

Alias

Where

Having

SQL

Comment

Note

BeforeS

AfterS

Boolean GenerateSQLOnly

SelectViewsInText

Locked List

Attributes

From

Order

Group

NOTE: Aliases of entities and attributes are in columns “From” or “Attributes” in a format: “Object AS alias” in an exported file

Export/Import CSV

Toad Data Modeler allows you to export metadata to a CSV file. Comments, notes and other properties can be modified and the the file can be then imported back into Toad Data Modeler.

To export your model to a CSV file

  1. Select File | Export | Export to CSV.
  2. Select the entities and relationships you want to export.
  3. Click Export. A new CSV file will be created in the specified destination.

To import the data from a CSV file

  1. Select File Menu | Import | Import from Excel.
  2. Locate the CSV file and click Open.
  3. Select which tables and relationships should be imported.

  4. Click Import. The existing model will be updated to reflect the changes made in the CSV file.

Export to Image

In Toad Data Modeler, you can export your ER diagram into the following graphical formats:

  • BMP
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • SVG

To export your ER diagram to a graphic file

  1. Select File Menu| Export | Export to Image.
  2. Define options on Settings tab.
Option Description

File Type

Choose one of the available formats.

Color

When not enabled, the image will be black and white only.

Pages

Creates an image for each page on workspace. (Not available for SVG)

Paint Frame of Pages

Displays page boundaries. (Not available for SVG)

Scale

Size of the output in percentage scale (Initial value is 100 per cent.)

Width

Changes automatically according to the set percentage scale.

Height

Changes automatically according to the set percentage scale.

Margin

Set Margin for the exported graphics.

TIP: Measurement units can be changes in Settings Menu | Options | General.

Destination File

The output image destination path.

Open Folder After Export When checked, the destination folder is opened once the export is finished.
  1. Define other settings specific to the selected graphical format on other tabs.

NOTE: Images of large models are generated as multiple smaller ones joined together in a html file.

Export to Image Limitations

Please note that there is a limit to the site of the exported images imposed by Windows interface. The maximum size depends on chosen Pixel Format, for 32-bit, the size limit is about 12500x10000 px. The lower the Pixel Format, the larger image you are able to export. This limitation affects all image formats.

Import from ER/Studio Data Architect

  • Toad Data Modeler is able to import physical models for Oracle versions 9, 10, 11, and 12
  • ER/Studio Data Architect 11 needs to be installed in order to import physical models into Toad Data Modeler
  • Select File | Import | ER/Studio Data Architect to import models

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