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Create a Data Model from a Model Pattern

The easiest way to create a Data Modeling workspace is to use the predefined Database Model Patterns. Enterprise Architect provides a Pattern for each DBMS supported by the system, containing a number of settings specifically for Data Modeling such as connector notation and setting the DBMS at the Package level.

Access     Project Browser | Right-click on root Package | Add a Model Using Wizard (Ctrl+Shift+M)

Create a Data Model



See also

Add Model(s) to Package


Displays the name of the selected root Package.



Click on Database.




If necessary, expand the Database Engineering group of Patterns.

Click on the checkbox against each Database Management System you are covering in the model.




Click on this button to select the checkboxes for all Database Engineering model types and the Entity Relationship diagram, to include them all in the model.




Click on this button to clear all selected checkboxes so that you can re-select certain checkboxes individually.




Click on this button to add to the Project Browser the Packages and diagram for each Database Management System you are modeling.




·For each Database Management System you are modeling, two child Packages are created under the selected Package in the Project Browser: Logical Model will be empty, and a Package that is automatically given the name of the DBMS will contain a child Package for each database object that the selected DBMS supports, such as Database Functions, Procedures, Tables and Views
·Data modeling diagrams generated from a Model Pattern default to the notation IDEF1X; those created through the New Diagram dialog default to Information Engineering
·At this point you can begin to develop your model in one of two ways:
·Through the Project Browser and diagrams, working more freely across the model as you need to (topics within the Physical Data Model section)
·Through the Database Builder, constructing the model using the structure and support of the Database Builder wizard (topics within the Database Builder section)

 Any structures you create through the Project Browser and diagrams will be automatically represented in the Database Builder; however, structures created in the Database Builder are not automatically added to your diagrams - you must place them in the appropriate diagram manually


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