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Re: Visual Database Design Tools

From: Bryan Buchanan <bryanb(at)webbtide(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Visual Database Design Tools
Date: 2001-10-25 09:41:05
Message-ID: 3BD7DE31.25C2ACE8@webbtide.com.au (view raw or flat)
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Andrew McMillan wrote:

> On Thu, 2001-10-25 at 15:54, Ben Statham wrote:
> >
> > As a complete Novice, I'm looking for a visual design tool for Databases
> > to use with PostgreSQL.
> > Currently all of our development is done in Flemaker Pro, so I'm looking
> > for a tool to ease my developers
> > into SQL without jolting their world too much.
> >
> > Any info gratefully received.
>
> I haven't used Filemaker Pro, so have no idea what the interface looks
> like.
>
> Have you looked into pgaccess at all?  This gives a certain amount of
> basic GUI interface to PostgreSQL.  If you are using Windows then
> several other things can deal to the database with ODBC and so might
> also allow the sort of interface you are used to.
>
> We have recently been looking for a somewhat more high-end ER/BP
> modelling tool ourselves for managing database designs.  A reasonable
> interface to PostgreSQL has been one of the harder requirements to meet,
> but I think we have found one that did, which unfortunately didn't meet
> our other requirements - we haven't bought anything yet.
>
> Regards,
>                                         Andrew.
> --

A good, and affordable ER tool is Dezign: http://www.datanamic.com

Bryan


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