Great tip on creating a custom transformation script in SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM) from the awesome David Schleis:
Recently on the Data Modeler Forum, I came across this question:
Is it possible to mirror domain comments, from Domain Administration into attribute “Comments in RDBMS”? Would like to mirror these to the ddl so they can be then available in column comments in the database.
I knew that one of the example transformation scripts provided with Data Modeler copies the column “Comments” property to “Comments in RDBMS”, so I thought I would point this out to the questioner, and that would be that. But….
P.S. If you need training on Oracle Data Modeler, be sure to check out my online video training course along with my tips and tricks ebook. (HINT: Buy them now, and you may be able to deduct the cost from your 2016 taxes as an educational expense.)
So in honor of the upcoming #OOW15 and User Group Sunday Symposiums, I decided to put my video workshop for #SQLDevModeler on Sale!
Why use #SQLDevModeler?
If you were an Oracle Designer user and are looking for a replacement data modeling tool, or you are using one of the other mainstream, expensive modeling tools and want a more cost effective alternative, then you owe it to yourself to look at Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler (SDDM). Data Modeler has been around for years now and is up to version 4.1. It really is an industrial strength data modeling tool that can be used for any data modeling task you need to tackle. (And it works with MS SQL Server and DB2, not just Oracle.)
#SQLDevModeler is a fully functional tool provided for FREE by Oracle. It has many features built in that can be leveraged to capture the design of an existing (probably undocumented) database and re-engineer it or you can use it to design a new database, even a data warehouse from scratch. There are features to apply standards, and then generate DDL to implement your newly standardized design. You can even use one logical model to develop multiple physical models that can be deployed to different RDBMS. You also have options on the type of notation used in the diagrams (i.e., Barker, IE, etc.).
Workshop? What Workshop?
I’m so glad you asked! 😉
Since there was no one around teaching classes on SDDM, I figured I should build one that would be easily accessible and show you exactly how to use the tool for the most common data modeling tasks.
This workshop will start from a totally blank page and walk you through all the major features and options of the tool to show you how to design build and deploy a database. I provide lots of examples and tips on how to do all this so that you can quickly be productive.
In this workshop, I introduce you to the tool and show you how to use some of the cool features I use almost daily. I provide step-by-step instructions on how to use these features.
In this 4+ hour long workshop you will see:
How to create new objects from a blank page
How to build a logical ERD (with sub-types!)
How to reverse engineer and document existing databases
How to reverse engineer logical models from physical
How to use the visual view builder
How to use the interactive view testing tool
How to reconcile a model to the database or the database to a model
How to generate DDL for multiple RDBMSs (Not Just Oracle!)
How to generate a script to change an existing database
Tips, tricks and features I will demonstrate:
Modifying the delivered reporting templates
How (and when) to use the abbreviations utility
How to use and apply domains
How to create and applying object naming templates
How to add audit columns to every table
How to add custom design rules for model quality checks
How to use the built in quality checks
How to use the newest find and extract feature to enable updating table and column comments by end users
How to generate a simple data dictionary
As an added bonus, in addition to step by step slides, I also give you a live demonstration of important aspects of the tool.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to effectively use Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler for all your data modeling tasks.
So how about a sample?
The platform that we used to deliver the video is pretty darn good, but I figured you might want to see what the content looks like so here are two modules taken right out of the class. The first one talks about using sub views in SDDM, and the 2nd one talks about creating Entities.
Normally the price is $1299 (which is MUCH less than you would have to pay me to come to your office and teach you myself), but for a limited time, I am giving a big discount so that even more folks can afford it.
Use coupon code KentSDDM to get $300 off the regular price.
I am sure you will find this a very useful workshop with examples you can use (yes there are a few downloads when you finish the class). The examples alone will save you a bunch of time and money.
But don’t take my word for it:
I’ve seen a good bit of this course. It’s good stuff, and Kent is a great instructor and presenter. https://t.co/YlwBMNmnyx
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