Defining Storage Properties for Primary and Unique Columns in SQL Developer Data Modeler

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 4 Comments

Going through our enhancement requests in The Exchange this week, I was struck by how many folks were asking for features that are already there. There were at least three requests for being able to define how the Indexes are handled for table columns defined as Primary Keys or Unique. Here’s an example that summarizes the general issue: There is …

Defining 12c IDENTITY Columns in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 10 Comments

You’re excited to see that defining triggers and sequences to populate identity columns in Oracle Database is no longer required. You have an Oracle Database 12c instance up and running, and you’re ready to hit the ground running. Wait, what is Jeff talking about? Ok, let’s say I have a ‘BEER’ table. My Primary Key (PD) will be an integer. …

Dimensional Modeling in Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 4 Comments

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 way pretty well through Logical …

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler 4 User Interface Improvements

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 2 Comments

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 on this topic in regards …

SQL Developer Data Modeler: On Notes, Comments, and Comments in RDBMS

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 5 Comments

Ah the beautiful data model. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. And then we have our diagrams, how many words are they worth? So our models describe how the data ‘works’ – whether that be at a logical-business level, or a technical-physical level. Developers like to say that their code is self-documenting. These would be very lazy …