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Dimensional Modeling in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM) is a free data modeling solution. It supports many types of modeling levels, including: logical relational physical (multi-)dimensional When I present overviews on our database tools, I have this slide that shows what SDDM is capable of: I am not a real data modeler. However, I can fake my […]

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler v4.0 Is Now Available

The title says it all. Version 4 is now available, replacing v3.3 as the current version. What you need to know: Downloads New Features Release Notes Docs My Two Favorite New Features Comment Only Views If you need to publish or produce a diagram for less technical users, with just an overview of entities or […]

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4 User Interface Improvements

The name probably gives it away, but just in case you weren’t aware of this, Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is an extension of Oracle SQL Developer. They share a framework that is derived from JDeveloper. The latest framework has some new user interface widgets that were adopted directly from Netbeans. I’ve blogged a bit […]

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4 and Comment Display

A new feature in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is the ability to display table and view comments directly in the ERD. So I can go from this: Normal Relational Diagram to Relational Diagram with Comments to Relational Diagram with Comments ONLY Now the cool part is that I don’t have to pick. I can […]

How to Model an IOT in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Someone asked me how to model a table as an IOT in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler. But before I answer that question, we shoudld spend at least a second on just what an IOT is. It’s an ‘Index Organized Table.’ The storage is organized by the index, versus say the default behavior of a […]

Querying Your Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Designs

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler has a multi-user repository that makes it very easy to control and version changes to your data models and designs. However, it’s stored in a Subversion (think files) repository. Many of our users are accustomed to having EVERYTHING stored in the database. And when something is in a database, then […]