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Managing Table and Column Comments in Oracle SQL Developer

An interesting question came up on the ORACLE-L mailing list this morning regarding table comments: Just wanted to get a general opinion on using comments in the database. For example COMMENT ON COLUMN table.column “No comment”. Does anyone do this as a regular best practice? I would prefer to see this abstraction in a data […]

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Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler Primer: Navigating Designs, Models, and Diagrams

It’s worth a few moments to get your bearings when using a new program. Or maybe you’ve been using SQL Developer Data Modeler for awhile now, and just haven’t taken the time to understand how designs, models, and diagrams are handled. This short post will fill in a few gaps and increase your comfort level […]

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Synching your Oracle SQL Developer Data Model with the Database

So you’ve been working on your data model, and you’re wondering how far ‘out of whack’ it is with the production or development database instance. Sometimes folks manage to compile changes into the database, bypassing your design process and rules. If you’re wondering how to compare 2 models instead of your model with the database, […]

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Configuring Display of Model Relationships in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

The end goal for many users of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is a a nicely formatted, easy to read diagram. Diagrams are composed of two primary components: Tables or Entities Relationships Today’s post is all about how to manage the display of the relationships. How can I move the lines around? You might not […]

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Managing Storage Properties for Multiple Tables in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

There were more than a few questions I didn’t get a chance to answer in last week’s webcast with @ODTUG, ‘Data Modeling 101 with Oracle SQL Developer.’ If you’re a member of ODTUG, then you can watch or download the webcast. If you’re NOT a member, you can still sign up to attend KSCOPE13 in […]

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How to Hide Schema Notation from Tables in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

Today’s question: Argh ! How can I remove the schema name from the relational diagram for a table in Sql Data Modeler ? Let’s take a quick look at the user’s source of frustration. I’ve previously reverse-engineered several Oracle schemas into a relational model in Oracle SQL Developer. HR and two other HR-Cloned users containing […]

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SQL Developer Data Modeler v3.3 Early Adopter: Link Model Objects Across Designs

The third post in our “What’s New in SQL Developer Data Modeler v3.3” series, SQL Developer Data Modeler now allows you to link objects across models. If you need to catch up on the earlier posts, here are the first two: New and Improved Search Collaborative Design via Excel Today’s post is a very simple […]

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SQL Developer Data Modeler v3.3 Early Adopter: Collaborative Design via Excel?

As you may have heard last week, we have a new version of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler now available as an Early Adopter release. Version 3.3 has quite a few new features and I’ll be previewing them here. Today’s topic is our new Excel integration. It builds off of last week’s lesson: Search, so […]

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SQL Developer Data Modeler v3.3 Early Adopter: Search

The next version of Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler is now available as an Early Adopter (read, beta) release. There are many new major feature enhancements to talk about, but today’s focus will be on the brand new Search mechanism. Data, data, data – SO MUCH data Google has made countless billions of dollars around […]

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Importing Multiple Schemas to a Model in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

The schemas are automatically used to create default SubViews

Your physical data model might stretch across multiple Oracle schemas. Or maybe you just want a single diagram containing tables, views, etc. spanning more than a single user in the database. The process for importing a data dictionary is the same, regardless if you want to suck in objects from one schema, or many schemas. […]

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Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD)

I have a nasty habit of not thinking. I take something for granted or assume something for so long, that it corrupts my original learning or understanding of a concept. And then when someone calls me out, my first reaction is to defend my ‘shortcut’ thinking instead of re-evaluating my set of assumptions. So I’ve […]

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