Welcome to ER/Studio Data Architect 18.1.1

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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 18.1.1

No new features

WHAT'S NEW in version 18.1

Upgraded components

WHAT'S NEW in version 18.0

Improved publishing of models into Team Server

Improved repository password encryption

Includes selectable SQL Server drivers

Release Notes

Important Release Advisory

Important Installation Notes

Bug Fixes and Known Issues

Upgrade Instructions

Upgrading from ER/Studio Portal to Team Server

Upgrades for ER/Studio Repository Users

Upgrades for version of ER/Studio Repository prior to 2016

Additional Resources

Licensing Your IDERA Product

IDERA Product Support

IDERA Technical Support

IDERA on the Web

What's New in Version 18.1.1

There are no new features in ER/Studio Data Architect 18.1.1. This release does include a number of fixed issues that you may review in the Release Notes.

What's New in Version 18.1

Upgraded components

ER/Studio Data Architect 18.1 includes upgraded components and graphical visualization frameworks. This release also includes a number of fixed issues that you may review in the Release Notes.

What's New in Version 18.0

Improved publishing of models into Team Server

ER/Studio Data Architect 18.0 includes a full redesign of the process to publish models into Team Server. In ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition, there now is an additional prompt allowing you to publish a model that is triggered at check-in or held and not published, if desired. This feature works in conjunction with the new global publishing options in Team Server.

Improved repository password encryption

This release includes enhanced encryption of repository passwords for all supported platforms.

Includes selectable SQL Server drivers

This release includes the option to select a SQL Server driver when necessary for forward and reverse engineering within your environment.

Release Notes

Important Release Advisory


To ensure compatibility with ER/Studio Repository synchronization, this version of ER/Studio Data Architect requires ER/Studio Repository (Team Server) version 18.2 or later 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.

License Enforcement

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

Important Installation Notes


Bug Fixes and known issues


For the more recent list of known issues and bug fixes in this release, see http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/ERStudioDA/181/en/Release_Notes.

Upgrade Instructions

Upgrading from ER/Studio Portal to ER/Studio Team Server


For detailed instructions on upgrading to Team Server, see Install or Upgrade Team Server and Repository.

Upgrades for ER/Studio Repository users


To use the repository with this release, you will need to be running ER/Studio Repository (Team Server) 18.0 or later.

Upgrades for version of ER/Studio Repository prior to 2016


Repository is now installed as part of Team Server. To upgrade an earlier version of Repository, please see About Team Server and Repository Upgrade.

Additional Resources

Licensing Your IDERA Product

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