Create a Table

What is a Table?

The basic modeling structure of a relational database is the Table. A Table represents a set of records, or rows, with the same structure.

The UML Data Modeling Profile represents a Table as a stereotyped Class; that is, a Class element with a stereotype of table applied to it. A table icon is shown in the upper right corner of the image when it is shown on a Data Model diagram.

Create a Table

To create a Table, follow the steps below:

  1. Select a diagram.
  2. Select the More Tools | Data Modeling menu option on the Toolbox.
  3. Click on the Table element in the list of elements, then click on the diagram. The Table element is displayed on the diagram.
  4. If the Class: Table n Properties dialog does not display, double-click on the Table to display it.
  5. In the Name field, type a name for the Table and set any other properties as required.
  6. Click on the OK button.