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Re: [GENERAL] entity relationship diagram free software

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: reedstrm(at)rice(dot)edu (Ross J(dot) Reedstrom)
Cc: officers(at)aries(dot)tucson(dot)saic(dot)com, pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] entity relationship diagram free software
Date: 1999-04-23 16:14:53
Message-ID: 199904231614.MAA02275@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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> Well, this is as good a chance as any to mention that I've been hacking
> on pgaccess to add these features. It's at a very early stage, though:
> basically, all I've done is clone the 'save visual query design' feature
> I added in 0.96, with a tab to the main interface window, labelled
> 'schema'. I've gotten sidetracked from adding more features by other
> work (the lines connecting tables with color coded field types was
> enough for this project).  The method for storing relationship
> information in the db is non-optimum, and the window really needs to be
> resizeable. Printing is only possible by either grabbing a screen shot,
> or connecting to the running app. with a tcl console and convincing the
> canvas to generate a Postscript file for you. 
> 
> Well, this is no longer true - I just now went ahead and made a 'print'
> button that generates the postscript file for you. you still need some
> way to print postscript, though.
> 
> If anyone wants a peek at my (buggy) version, send me a note, and I'll
> fire a copy at you. A screen shot is available at
> http://wallace.ece.rice.edu/schema.html

This looks very nice, and tcl/tk/pgaccess is certainly a good tool for
this.  Please keep going and see if you can roll it into pgaccess source.

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