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Looking for a good tool for MYSQL

 
Kim Kantola
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Hi All,
I am using a mySQL database and would like to download a nice tool that could provide a visual diagram that I can print out, one that would show the tables as well as the relationships between the tables. I have downloaded something called HappyFIsh, but can't seem to figure out how to connect to the database from this app.
Anyone using a product like this that they could recommend?
Thanks!
Kim
 
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Originally posted by Kim Kantola:
Hi All,
I am using a mySQL database and would like to download a nice tool that could provide a visual diagram that I can print out, one that would show the tables as well as the relationships between the tables. I have downloaded something called HappyFIsh, but can't seem to figure out how to connect to the database from this app.
Anyone using a product like this that they could recommend?
Thanks!
Kim


Don't know if you can do it that way (do you use WinXP?), but I always do it with Visio.

The only thing you have to do is create a ODBC bridge pointing the MySQL database, and open a Database diagram from visio, then enter the BBDD menu and choose import database, select the ODBC bridge you have created and voila.
 
Kim Kantola
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Thank you very much for your reply. I do not know how to make an ODBC bridge. Do you have an example?
 
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I think it is of some importance to note by default MySQL does not have any foreign keys and thus there are no relationships between tables.
 
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