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Thank you for using Embarcadero 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.

For instructions and more detailed descriptions of new features in our last major release, see the ERStudioQuickStart.pdf file, in the ER/Studio DA installation Readme directory or download the most-recent guide from Embarcadero's Web site, http://www.embarcadero.com/resources/documentation.html.


WHAT'S NEW IN VERSION ER/Studio DA 9.0 and ER/Studio Repository 6.0

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Additional Operating System Support

ER/Studio DA and ER/Studio Repository now support Windows 7, 64-bit mode in addition to 32-bit mode.

Additional Platform Support

ER/Studio DA now fully supports Netezza 4.6 and 5.0.

User Interface Improvements

Denormalizations are no longer displayed in the Data Model Tree, denormalizations such as Horizontal and Vertical Splits, and Rollups and Rolldowns, are maintained with the table data and appear on the Where Used tab of the Table Editor. From the Where Used tab you can see the denormalization history of the table. You can also edit and delete denormalization mapping from the Where Used tab. For more information, see the Denormalization section in the ER/Studio Data Architact User Guide or online help.

ER/Studio Repository Performance Improvements

ER/Studio Repository software is now multi-threaded, enabling some processes to occur concurrently. The following describes some important rules that affect multi-threading on the Repository:

Release Notes

Important Installation Notes

Important Advisory Notes

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Upgrade Instructions

Upgrading ER/Studio DA

Upgrading ER/Studio Repository

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Release Notes

Important Installation Notes

Known Issues
ERS-19014When merging tables of a Netezza model, the Repository does not detect the RANDOM flag on the Distribution tab.
ERS-19140The Distibute On Random property is not applied to the diagrams on the Review Changes Window when merging a diagram to the Repository.
ERS-19199The Sybase ASE 15.x client is not yet supported
ERS-19221Support for ROW SECURITY has not yet been implemented for Netezza.
ERS-19252Denormalization and User mapping changes are still under construction.
ERS-19268Editing an associative table after breaking the link to the corresponding non-specific relationship in the physical model can lead to data corruption.
ERS-19269A Repository Merge Error 3 error may occur when a relationship is deleted on one machine and modified on another machine.
ERS-19274Repository Log In hangs when the Repository database server is down.
ERS-19280The DDL Wizard currently does not offer the Enclose Names in Quotes/Brackets option for Netezza.
ERS-19308The edit data lineage source/target mapping dialog comes up slowly.
ERS-19331Tables that are already the target of a denorm cannot be added as the target for another denormalization.
ERS-19333Owner name is shown unnecessarily in some cases in Where Used.
ERS-19363The View Parser currently does not support the Netezza cast syntax.
ERS-19427Reverse engineering from Netezza via automation fails if the owner is the wrong case.
ERS-19429Denormalization Mappings are not displayed properly in the Repository Review Changes dialog.
ERS-19503Files from previous versions must first be saved and reopened in the current version before a Report can be generated.
ERS-19537Denorm mapping folders are incorrectly shown in data model tree in some cases.
ERS-19538Denormalization Mappings are not displayed correctly in HTML Reports containing multiple physical models.
ERS-19552It is currently not possible to edit names of pre-mapped tables in Denormalizaton Mappings.
ERS-19562In the Edit Mappings dialog, applying an attachment to one table involved in a Denormalization Mappings will apply the attachment to all tables in the mapping.
ERS-19590On some systems it may be necessary to reinstall after uninstalling an older version.
ERS-19597RepoServerFix has not yet been updated to work with Repository 6.0.
ERS-19616User defined mappings not shown properly in reports in some cases.
ERS-19619Nested column mappings are not properly updated in some cases when loading files from older versions.
ERS-19633It is currently not possible to set the PRIQTY and SECQTY fields to -1 for DB2 z/OS index and tablespace partitions.

Bug Fixes

Bugs Fixed in ER/Studio DA 9.0

ERS-11021Entity names now wrap properly in Name display mode.
ERS-12204It is now possible to set PRIQTY -1 for DB2 indexes and tablespaces.
ERS-15307Relationship lines are now drawn properly after copy/paste.
ERS-16515Auto-Layout now properly handles subtype relationships.
ERS-16568Performance of Repository Get Diagram has been improved.
ERS-18001The Automation Interface methods for Visual Data Lineage now work properly.
ERS-18111Duplicate attributes are no longer created during check-in after deleting a relationship with Make Native enabled.
ERS-18341The Compare Wizard now generates the index COMPRESS clause when comparing against an Oracle database.
ERS-18410The performance of copying and pasting stored procedures has been improved.
ERS-18588Foreign Keys are now displayed in the Binding Information tab of the domain and UDT editors.
ERS-18682The Submodel Synch Utilty no longer synchronizes submodel members when the option is unchecked.
ERS-18732The Project.AddDiagrams automation interface method now works properly.
ERS-18737The Compare Wizard now generates the correct alter script when modifying DB2 tables that have Generated columns.
ERS-18752The Compare Wizard now properly drops indexes prior to recreating PK constraints that use indexes.
ERS-18798The Compare Wizard now properly generates "GENERATED ALWAYS" columns when altering a DB2 table.
ERS-18809HTML Report images no longer contain errant relationship lines.
ERS-18833SQL Import now supports TeraData scripts with the COMMENT clause.
ERS-18837Performance of Repository Get Diagram has been improved.
ERS-18842The DDL Wizard now properly generates Foreign Keys.
ERS-18848HTML Reports no longer include tree nodes for submodels that were excluded from the report.
ERS-18849The Automation Interface now remains stable when exporting submodel images.
ERS-18862The XML Schema Wizard now includes datatype lengths for local simple types.
ERS-18880The MergeModelObject automation method now uses the specified quicklaunch file.
ERS-18903The Model.Entities collection now only returns entities in the current model.
ERS-18905The DDL Wizard now properly generates Foreign Keys.
ERS-18931The ERSVersion automation method now returns the entire version string.
ERS-18941Oracle triggers using the keyword EXEMPT as an identifier are now supported.
ERS-18956The Generate DLL wizard now checks to make sure that the owner name being bracketed inside procedures and views is followed by a period.
ERS-18978ER/Studio Data Architect now remains stable when revese-engineer DB2 sequence object permissions.
ERS-19118The Automation Interface methods for Visual Data Lineage now work properly.
ERS-19152The View parser now supports SQL Server views that use INTERSECT.
ERS-19154The View parser now supports SQL Server views that use EXCEPT.
ERS-19187HTML Report images no longer contain errant relationship lines.
ERS-19226The correct column sequence is now maintained when merging new columns into split tables.
ERS-19235Adding entities with relationships to a submodel no longer affects other submodels.
ERS-19244The Positioning Complete option has been removed from the View menu.
ERS-19245The DDL Wizard now properly generates Foreign Keys.
ERS-19260A file now remains marked dirty if an error occurs when saving the file.
ERS-19355The Automation Interface methods for Visual Data Lineage now work properly.
ERS-19388Naming Standards are no longer applied to Foreign Keys when translating Physical to Logical in a physical model
ERS-19422Diagram Attachments are now preserved after renaming a diagram
ERS-19510SQL Import now supports DB2 objects that have an owner name that begins with "$".

Upgrade Instructions

Upgrading ER/Studio Data Architect

Use the following checklist to ensure ER/Studio Data Architect is correctly upgraded.

Upgrade Checklist

Important Notes

Preparing to Upgrade

The steps that follow are for ER/Studio Enterprise installations only, which include ER/Studio Repository.

  1. Ensure you have backed up all your .dm1 files.
  2. Check in all your diagrams and objects. If you attempt check in a file from a previous-version that has the same name as an existing file, the existing file will become corrupted.
  3. Rename all local copies of Repository diagrams in the active file directory as follows:
  4. Ensure no one is logged into the Repository.
  5. Backup the current Repository database.
  6. Remove the previous version of the Repository application. Choose Control Panel > Add Remove Programs > Repository x.x, and then click Remove.
  7. Restart the Repository host computer.

Upgrading ER/Studio Data Architect

Follow the instruction for installing ER/Studio Data Architect, in ER/Studio Quick Start Guide located in the installation Readme directory.

Upgrading Diagrams

If you have an ER/Studio Data Architect installation that does not include ER/Studio Repository, see "Upgrading ER/Studio Data Architect Standard Diagrams". If you have ER/Studio Enterprise, which includes ER/Studio Repository, see "Upgrading ER/Studio Data Architect Diagrams".

Note: Since the denormalization feature has changed in 9.0, any documents containing denormalization mappings will be upgraded to use the new feature of ER/Studio DA 9.0. Denormalization mappings are now retained with the table data and can be viewed and edited on the Where Used tab of the Table Editor. Denormalization history, including Columns, Indexes, and Relationships of pre-map tables, is no longer retained, so the undo and make permanent functions specifically for denormalizations are no longer available. Denormalization mappings have been worked into the normal undo function of the product allowing them to be undone like other operations. However, the names of the pre-map tables are retained. Retaining only essential pre-map information means that the DM1 file with denormalizations is smaller and therefore opens faster.

Upgrading ER/Studio Data Architect Standard Diagrams

Note: This procedure is for ER/Studio Data Architect Standard installations only, which do not include the Repository.

Once you have installed the new version of ER/Studio Data Architect, from the new version of ER/Studio Data Architect, open each of your old *.dm1 files. ER/Studio Data Architect will convert the files to the new format before opening them. Then save the files with a new name or overwrite the previous version by using the same name.

Upgrading ER/Studio Data Architect Diagrams

Note: This procedure is for ER/Studio Enterprise installations only, which include ER/Studio Repository.

Update your existing diagrams before you check out any diagrams or do any work with the new version of ER/Studio Data Architect.

Upgrading diagrams can be time consuming and memory intensive. The number and size of ER/Studio Data Architect diagrams managed in the upgraded Repository will dictate how long the upgrade process takes.

  1. Start ER/Studio Data Architect.
  2. Update the Repository Options to recognize the new ER/Studio Repository as follows:
  3. Log on to the Repository using an account with Super User privileges
  4. Run the Diagram Data Version Upgrade utility as follows: From the ER/Studio Data Architect Main menu, choose Repository > Administration > Diagram Data Version Upgrade.

This will update your existing diagrams to the latest version.

Notes

Upgrading ER/Studio Repository

Use the following checklist to ensure ER/Studio Repository is correctly upgraded.

Upgrade Checklist

Important Notes

Preparing to Upgrade the Repository

  1. Ensure you have backed up all your .dm1 files.
  2. Check in all your diagrams and objects. Note:If you try to check in a file from the previous version with the same name as a current file, the current file will become corrupted.
  3. Rename all local copies of Repository diagrams in the active file directory as follows:
  4. Ensure no one is logged into the Repository.
  5. Backup the current Repository database.
  6. Restart the Repository host computer.

Upgrading the Repository

Note: This procedure is for ER/Studio Enterprise installations only, which include the Repository. When you upgrade ER/Studio Data Architect you must also upgrade ER/Studio Repository to correspond with the same build date as ER/Studio Data Architect.

  1. Log on to Windows with local administrator privileges.
  2. Start the Repository installation program and follow the prompts. The installation program starts the following services:
  3. On the Run Database Wizard? page, click Yes.
  4. When the wizard locates your existing database, select Update previous Version Database to current version

Note: If you are upgrading from a Repository version prior to 4.0, you can delete the C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\Repository\Data directory. This directory is not used with Repository versions 4.0 and later.

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