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.
See the most recent documentation at the IDERA Web site, https://www.idera.com/support/productdocuments
WHAT'S NEW in version 18.4
WHAT'S NEW in version 18.3
WHAT'S NEW in version 18.2
WHAT'S NEW in version 18.1
WHAT'S NEW in version 18.0
This version of ER/Studio includes
the Datatype Mappings File Merge tool. This utility allows you to merge into
the latest ER/Studio version all user-defined logical and physical datatypes
and their mappings from previous versions and resolve any duplication. For more
information about this tool, see Datatype
Mappings File Merge Tool.
ER/Studio Data Architect 18.4 includes support for Snowflake
ER/Studio Data Architect 18.4 adds support for the following
Expands Support for Amazon
ER/Studio Data Architect 18.3 improves support for Amazon Redshift
by implementing the following additional database objects:
Expands support for
ER/Studio Data Architect 18.3 brings support for PostgreSQL 10.x,
11.x, and 12.x up to the level of a core platform by implementing Import from SQL and Alter SQL Generation.
This release also includes new Functions and Procedures database
objects to support PostgreSQL.
ER/Studio Data Architect 18.2 includes support for Amazon Redshift
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
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.
This release includes enhanced encryption of repository passwords
for all supported platforms.
This release includes the option to select a SQL Server driver
when necessary for forward and reverse engineering within your environment.
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
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/184/en/Release_Notes.
For detailed instructions on upgrading to Team Server, see Install
or Upgrade Team Server and Repository.
To use the repository with this release, you will need to be
running ER/Studio Repository (Team Server) 18.0 or later.
is now installed as part of Team Server. To upgrade an earlier version of
Repository, please see About
Team Server and Repository Upgrade.
All IDERA products include a 14-day trial period. To continue
using the product without interruption, we recommend that you license it as
soon as possible. For information on licensing your product, refer to the Quick
Start Guide. If you have not yet purchased this product, contact [email protected].
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Knowledge Base. Visit www.idera.com/support,
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