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Looking for a good tool for MYSQL

Kim Kantola
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Joined: May 17, 2001
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Hi All,
I am using a mySQL database and would like to download a nice tool that could provide a visual diagram that I can print out, one that would show the tables as well as the relationships between the tables. I have downloaded something called HappyFIsh, but can't seem to figure out how to connect to the database from this app.
Anyone using a product like this that they could recommend?
Thanks!
Kim
Yari Podio
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
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Originally posted by Kim Kantola:
Hi All,
I am using a mySQL database and would like to download a nice tool that could provide a visual diagram that I can print out, one that would show the tables as well as the relationships between the tables. I have downloaded something called HappyFIsh, but can't seem to figure out how to connect to the database from this app.
Anyone using a product like this that they could recommend?
Thanks!
Kim


Don't know if you can do it that way (do you use WinXP?), but I always do it with Visio.

The only thing you have to do is create a ODBC bridge pointing the MySQL database, and open a Database diagram from visio, then enter the BBDD menu and choose import database, select the ODBC bridge you have created and voila.
Kim Kantola
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Joined: May 17, 2001
Posts: 274
Thank you very much for your reply. I do not know how to make an ODBC bridge. Do you have an example?
Maximilian Xavier Stocker
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Joined: Sep 20, 2005
Posts: 381
I think it is of some importance to note by default MySQL does not have any foreign keys and thus there are no relationships between tables.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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