How to add #Erwin Extended Notes to a #PowerDesigner model

Recently I was looking at the list of new features in Erwin Data Modeler 2020, and one feature caught my eye – Extended Notes.

https://learndatamodeling.com/blog/new-features-in-erwin-release-2020-r1/

I knew that I could add a very similar feature to any object in PowerDesigner in less than 10 minutes, with absolutely no programming.

Here’s a simple Logical Data Model – the Entity “Contact Type” has four Extended Notes (one of those has its own Extended Note)

Here’s one of those notes. The properties are all standard, except for Status , Author, and Importance, which I defined in a Model Extension.

These Extended Notes can be compared and merged using the standard PowerDesigner Merge / Compare utility, and I can include them in Reports, List Reports, and Dependency Matrices

Want to see how it’s done? Watch this video.

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Please vote for your favourite data modelling tool, whatever it is #PowerDesigner #ERwin #Idera #ERStudio

The people at ERwin pay a lot more attention than some other vendors do to promoting their product, including asking their users to vote for them in various polls or awards. Currently they’re asking their users to vote for ERwin in the “Readers’ Choice Awards” for Database Trends and Applications.

The following data modelling tools are listed in the poll –
PremiumSoft Navicat Data Modeler, Dell Toad Data Modeler, IDERA ER/Studio, ERwin, TimeXtender, SAP PowerDesigner.

That’s an interesting selection of tools, partly due to the absence of any tool from IBM, and also because there are two I’ve barely even heard of.

Voting closes on May 20th, so make sure to vote for your favourite modelling tool, whatever it is. My message is the same as it is to every registered voter in the UK today (lots of elections on in the UK today) – cast your vote and be heard!

Go to http://www.dbta.com/ReadersChoice/2016/Vote.aspx

Let’s get down to Business – webcasts from CA

CA have announced a series of webcasts to take place in February, which they’re calling “Let’s Get Down to Business”. The series focusses on the business value of data modelling, with a great set of speakers who are all well worth listening to – Alec Sharp, Karen Lopez, and Peter Aiken.

Worried How Data Quality in your Organization may be affected by a move to the Cloud?
February 6th, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Help your Business Love its Data (Models): Tailoring Data Models for your Audience
February 7th, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Getting the “Business” into Business-Oriented Data Modeling – Practical Techniques and Examples
February 9th, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Follow this link to find out more http://erwin.com/events/detail/lets_get_down_to_business/