Thank you for using IDERA ER/Studio Data Architect, previously known as ER/Studio, the award-winning data modeling application for logical, and physical database design and construction. ER/Studio Data Architect's (ER/Studio DA) powerful, multi-level design environment addresses the everyday needs of database administrators, developers, and data architects who build and maintain large, complex database applications.
ER/Studio DA's progressive interface and processes have been logically organized to effectively address the ease-of-use issues that have plagued data modeling tools for the past decade. The application facilitates your ability to create, understand, and manage the mission-critical database designs within an enterprise. It offers strong logical design capabilities, bidirectional synchronization of logical and physical designs, automatic database construction, accurate reverse engineering of databases, and powerful HTML-based documentation and reporting facilities. Before you use ER/Studio, please read the information below.
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WHAT'S NEW in version 17.1
Named support for SQL Server 2017 with the same capabilities as SQL Server 2016 in included in this release. Thus, you can explicitly select SQL Server 2017 for physical database generation. Reverse engineering now shows it as SQL Server 2017 while previous versions would display it as SQL Server 2016.
MongoDB 3.2, 3.4, 3.6 have been added as new platform versions, giving customers the ability to work with newer MongoDB versions. MongoDB have now dropped support for all earlier versions prior to 3.2, since 3.2 and later use the WiredTiger storage engine. ER/Studio still supports MongoDB 2.6 - 3.0, allowing our customers as transition path as they move up to the latest versions.
NOTE: support for MongoDB 2.4 and earlier has been discontinued in ER/Studio).
To ensure compatibility with ER/Studio Repository synchronization, this version of ER/Studio Data Architect requires ER/Studio Repository (Team Server) version 17.0 or 17.1 for all Repository operations.
ER/Studio Portal is no longer supported by ER/Studio Data Architect. Most functionality formerly provided by ER/Studio Portal is now provided by ER/Studio Team Server. Users that formerly used the Repository tab to browse the portal can use a Web browser instead.
When working with the Repository, all users must use the same license type. ER/Studio now enforces this by marking the Repository as an Enterprise Team Edition Repository when a user with an Enterprise Team Edition license logs in. Subsequent log in attempts by users with a non-Team Edition license will not be allowed
For the more recent list of known issues and bug fixes in this release, see http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/ERStudioDA/171/en/Release_Notes.
For detailed instructions on upgrading to Team Server, see Upgrade Notes.
To use the repository with this release, you will need to be running ER/Studio Repository (Team Server) 17.0 or 17.1.
Repository is now installed as part of Team Server. To upgrade an earlier version of Repository, please see the latest upgrade notes online.
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