you for using IDERA ER/Studio Viewer. ER/Studio Viewer provides to anyone
outside of the data modeling team an interactive environment for viewing
ER/Studio data models. This distributable application provides the same
sophisticated and advanced viewing features offered to modelers through the
native ER/Studio application. Why rely on static representations and graphical
snapshots that are difficult to navigate and find information? ER/Studio Viewer
displays the same DM1 model file generated by the native ER/Studio application.
This enables the Viewer to provide all of the data model's underlying
information, such as table and column definitions, in the same accessible
format as ER/Studio. To ensure data integrity and security, ER/Studio Viewer
offers no editing capabilities preventing unauthorized modifications to the DM1
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 Viewer Features
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
Visually analyze and document how data flows through your
organization without needing to inspect code. View and print data lineage
diagrams from the Data Lineage tab. For more information, see "Documenting
Data Extraction, Transformation, and Load" in the User Guide.
Viewer users connect directly to all repository diagrams and named
releases. No longer are they reliant on ER/Studio users to get the diagrams and
place them on a network drive for them to access. Use Team Server Search
criteria to find diagrams in the Repository.
Viewer users now have full access to the data dictionary of
ER/Studio diagrams. Viewer users can navigate and open all dictionary object
editors to browse critical information like attachment values or domain binding
Unlimited viewing of Model objects such as Entities, Attributes,
Relationships, Views, schema objects, and others. Viewer users have access to
all properties such as storage parameters, the DDL preview, definitions/notes –
The Viewer displays the same sophisticated layout algorithms
available in ER/Studio. The layout engines can be used to clean up a model
layout prior to printing to make the model more readable.
ER/Studio Viewer now allows the user read-only access to the
property editors for all objects on the diagram and in the explorer tree.
You'll have complete, detailed model information such as definitions, notes,
constraints, dependency and pre/post-SQL, and relationship properties.
A customizable feature that allows the user to instantly obtain
information related to the entity/table objects by hovering the cursor over the
desired object. The user can customize this view by selecting text from the
entity's definition, notes, attributes, keys, color properties, and more.
Select "View" from the Main Menu, then select the "Model Help
Settings" submenu for the complete list.
Easily browse and find information within the model with a
familiar Explorer-type browser. Toggle between Logical and Physical Models,
drill down to the attribute level while the application highlights the object
on screen for easy identification.
This sizable, positionable window
magnifies the view of all objects on the modeling workspace underneath the
cursor. This is particularly useful when navigating large models.
Choose the level of information you wish to view within the model
as it appears on the workspace. The user can choose to see the model as a series
of simple entities and their relationships, can expose all of an entity's
attributes, view only the primary keys, and more. In addition, the users can
increase or decrease the zoom-level via a readily available toolbar selection.
ER/Studio Viewer allows the user to toggle between any one of the
three leading data modeling notations supported by the native ER/Studio Data
Architect application: IDEF1X, Information Engineering (IE or 'Crows Foot'),
and Filtered IE (hidden foreign keys).
ER/Studio Viewer allows the user to print diagrams. The
application has the same level of printing support available in the native
ER/Studio application. A full range of printing capabilities is available,
including print-to-scale, and more.
Provides the same level of information found in the commercially
available version of ER/Studio, including information on the data modeling
notations, how to use ER/Studio's advanced graphical features, and more.
ER/Studio features an HTML help facility that takes advantage of
the universal search and browsing capabilities of a browser-based system.
Important Release Advisory
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/200/en/Release_Notes.
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