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Toad Data Modeler 7.2 - 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 Microsoft SQL Server 2019 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 Oracle 19c PostgreSQL 9.0 PostgreSQL 9.1 PostgreSQL 9.2 PostgreSQL 9.3 PostgreSQL 9.4 PostgreSQL 9.5 PostgreSQL 10 PostgreSQL 11 PostgreSQL 12 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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Set Colors for Attributes and Keys

To define different colors for attributes on your Workspace

Select Settings | Options | Model section | Physical Model/Logical Model| Entity tab | Attribute Colors area.

TIP: When you point your mouse cursor at a relationship line, parent and child attributes are highlighted on the Workspace. You can set the color at: Settings | Options | Graphics | Colors area | Highlight Color.

Grid and Grid Size

The Grid options are available directly from the toolbar or from the View menu.

To show grid and set a grid size

  1. Click to show grid.
  2. To change a grid size, click .
  3. To snap objects of your ERD to grid, click .

Zoom, Loupe, Overview

Toad Data Modeler allows you to move around your large models quickly and views various parts of a model in various zoom levels.

For this purpose, the following functions can be used:

  • Zoom (Zoom In, Zoom Out, Zoom Box)
  • Loupe (magnifier glass)
  • Overview (navigator)
  • Move

All these functions are available on Zoom Toolbar or in View and Windows menus.


Navigation Tips on Workspace

  • CTRL + scroll mouse to zoom in/zoom out
  • CTRL + Page Up/Page Down to zoom in/out
  • Scroll mouse to move up/down on the Workspace
  • SHIFT + scroll mouse to move right/left on the Workspace
  • Holding down the middle mouse button to move around the entire page/Workspace
  • Page Down, CTRL + down to move down
  • Page Up, CTRL + up to move up
  • CTRL + left to move left
  • CTRL + right to move right
  • Click on Zoom Toolbar to adjust the zoom level so the entire ER diagram fits on screen.

Objects on Workspace and keyboard arrows

  • Move objects on Workspace using keyboard arrows.

TIP: To set the move distance of one keypress, see Settings Menu | Options | Graphics | Move Objects by (mm/10) (in tenths of milimeters).

  • Select a shape on Workspace, hold down SHIFT and use the keyboard arrows to change size of the shape.

Model Actions

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