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 20.0
ER/Studio Data Architect 20.0.0 includes an improved user
interface for the Diagram Data Version Upgrade window. This window lets the
user know which diagrams within the Repository require an upgrade and provides
a checkbox next to each item for the user to select for a bulk update.
Simply check the appropriate box(es), and then click OK to begin
upgrading those selected diagrams. Once complete, ERDA lets you know the number
of diagrams upgraded, a list of any diagrams that failed, and the overall time
taken to perform the process. For more information about this feature, see Diagram
Data Version Upgrade.
The Repository Options dialog box in ER/Studio Data Architect now
includes an option under the Team Server selection that allows users to save
the Table and/or View DDL to Team Server. The DDL information then appears when
viewing the specific Entity type in Team Server. The following options are
Save Table DDL with Physical Models for Team Server
Save View DDL with Physical Models for Team Server
For more information about these options and more, see Repository
Options Team Server tab.
This release of ER/Studio adds support for comments in the View
Columns area of the View Editor. When reverse and forward engineering views or
importing views from SQL, the Comments property of the View Column is populated
with comments from the database or SQL. This information now appears in the View
Google BigQuery and MongoDB users can take advantage of a new
feature that allows you to easily change a relationship type for containment
relationships. While viewing a containment relationship that you want to change
the relationship type, click Switch Relationship Class in the ribbon bar. The
following actions occur:
If the line is referencing:
ERDA removes the Foreign Key field/column in the child
A dialog appears asking you to select the desired containing
object, and offers Parent, Child, and Cancel options. Note that Child is the
ERDA changes the relationship type to containing in the direction
selected in the dialog.
A new foreign Key property is created in the Parent object.
If the line is containing:
ERDA removes the Foreign Key field/column in the parent
A dialog appears asking you to select the desired referencing
object, and offers Parent, Child, and Cancel options. Note that Parent is the
ERDA changes the relationship type to referencing in the direction
selected in the dialog.
A new foreign key property is created in the Child object,
propagating the primary key of the parent.
For more information about using this type of relationship, see Containment
To ensure compatibility
with ER/Studio Repository synchronization, this version of ER/Studio Data Architect
requires ER/Studio Repository (Team Server) version 19.1 or later for all
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/200/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) 19.0 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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