Working smarter with #PowerDesigner – changing the property displayed in the centre of a Conceptual Relationship in PowerDesigner Web

One of my clients has been experimenting with their first Conceptual Data Model in PowerDesigner. They created the model using the PowerDesigner client software, and checked it in to the repository.

The PowerDesigner Web allows anyone with the right privileges to view your models using a web browser – here’s part of a Conceptual Data Model, shown in PowerDesigner Web:

You can see that I’ve selected one of the Relationships (called “Supplier >- provide -< Ingredient”) – the Relationship name is visible on the diagram, along with the two role names (“provide” and “be available from”).

My client was curious, because the same relationship, when displayed in the PowerDesigner client, did not show the Relationship name, only the role names. He wondered why that was so, and what he could do about it.

If you have the same question, or you are just as curious, please watch this video.

By the way, the diagrams shown here are based on those in Steve Hoberman’s latest book, The Rosedata Stone.

An informal introduction to PowerDesigner Web – 30th of September, 2020

I’m keeping the numbers low for this session, partly to keep it informal, and partly due to platform limitations. I’m pleased to say that it’s now fully booked. I’m sure I’ll repeat it sometime in the near future.

PowerDesigner Web has been around for some time now, exposing the content of the PowerDesigner repository to a wider audience and giving users the ability to create and edit some types of model. With the introduction of PowerDesigner 16.7, the types of model that can be created and edited has grown, and has started to get George interested.

In this session, George  will take you through the background to PD Web and show you some of the interesting features he’s found, focusing mainly on the things you can do in PD Web that you can’t do in the PowerDesigner client application:

  • Reverse-engineering JSON documents and Schemas
  • Productivity aids when editing Conceptual and Physical Data Models
  • Structured data types in the Conceptual Data Model
  • Exporting a diagram to PowerPoint as symbols that can be individually edited
  • A new diagram in the Requirements Model
  • and more

Book a FREE remote consultation on SAP #PowerDesigner so you can “Work Smarter with PowerDesigner”

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  • Understanding PowerDesigner’s Capabilities
  • Planning how you’re going to use PowerDesigner
  • Establishing your Modelling Environment
  • Extending PowerDesigner
  • Training Users

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Work smarter with #PowerDesigner – Importing and drawing a complete LDM from Excel

Do you have documentation in Excel, that needs to be imported into a data modelling tool? Also, you’re not a programmer, so you want the tool to do all the work for you? Okay, you need to use the Excel Import Wizard in SAP PowerDesigner – no programming needed. Tell the wizard what to do with the sheets and columns in your Excel file, and let the tool do the work for you.

This silent video shows how a complete Logical Data Model can be imported from Excel, walking you through the steps involved to instruct the wizard, then you can watch as the model is imported and appears before your very eyes.

This video is part of a training course offered by Metadata Matters Limited – see Online Computer-based PowerDesigner training.