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Erwin

• All Fusion Erwin Data Modeler commonly known as Erwin, is a powerful and leading data modeling tool from Computer Associates. • Has many powerful features that you can use to design entity relation data models and dimensional models • Currently used Version : 4.1.4 • CA has recently released version Erwin Data Modeler r7 • Has many powerful features that you can use to design entity relation data models and dimensional models

Erwin Basic Features

• Creating a Model
 Templates - To save time, you can also start working from a template that you or others in your workgroup have created. When you create a model from a template, all the objects and display settings in the template are automatically applied to the new model.  Subject Areas - For each new model, ERwin also automatically creates a subject area (Main Subject Area). You can create additional subject areas.  Stored Displays – Represent a different view of a subject area without the need to change setting repeatedly.  Model Types – Logical, Physical , Logical/Physical or Logical/Dimensional  Modeling Preferences - You can customize your working environment using ERwin's many display options and model preferences. You can also choose to create your model using IDEF1X or IE notation.

Erwin Basic Features

• Creating a Model
 Reverse Engineering - Create a model by reverse engineering an existing database.  Printing Models – Can print on normal printers or plotter printers

SQL DDL (Data Definition Language) .A file name with this extension is a database file in Microsoft Access format. ERwin reads the data structure specified in the XML file and automatically reverse engineers the database and creates a matching data model diagram. ERwin automatically reverse engineers the database and creates a matching data model. • XML .5. When you open an ERwin model saved in XML format.ERwin metamodel saved as an Extensible Markup Language file. When you open a DBF file.schema script text file. When you open an *.2 and later are supported. ERwin automatically reverse engineers the database and creates a matching data model. When you open a text file with this extension.Standard ERwin file format. ERwin reads the data structure specified in the text file and automatically reverse engineers the database and creates a matching data model.mdb file. ERwin version 3.Erwin File Formats • ER1 . • ERS. . • MDB . • DBF.A file name with this extension is a database file in dBASE format.

Erwin Workplace Model Explorer & Toolbars .

Model Explorer .

Logical and Physical Models .

Notations .

Dimensional Model Notation .

Adding Entities and Tables .

Relationships .

Views .

Domains .

Domains .

Relationship .

Relationship .

Rolenames .

Display Level .

Subject Areas .

Indexes .

Presentation Enhancement .

Presentation Enhancement .

Design Layers .

Design Layers .

Transforms .

Naming Standards .

Naming Standards .

Forward Engineering .

Reverse Engineering .

Complete Compare .

Complete Compare Steps .

Reports .

Model Validation Reports .

Erwin Macros .

Volumetrics .