Updating powerdesigner model of different versions

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Half the bugs I found in Power Designer went away when I stopped using projects and moved to workspaces. No more models that are impossible to check out or check in.

Work for long periods without saving The Power Designer auto-save function is nonexistent.

Designer 6 you can also group objects into container elements within workareas.

Use them freely, but let the data architect decide which ones are available for use.

There will, of course, be time to discuss and demonstrate those nagging questions that always come to mind during sessions such as this.

George is an independent information management practitioner, with 30 years’ experience creating and managing models of various types in many organizations.

Add attribute groups If you create attribute groups of commonly grouped attributes in keyless entities, you can then inherit from multiple of these entities in order to combine them.

Most useful when you have things like “firstname/lastname” pairs of attributes that you do not want to separate out to their own entity, for some reason. Tie models together with separate workspaces for each project Workspaces are small files with zero overhead that tie different models together. Store your models in version control systems Seriously, I should NOT have to say this, but I keep meeting people who don’t seem to realize that MODELS ARE CODE. Create a folder structure that is the same for everyone and make it mandatory If you don’t, you’ll create unending pop-ups whenever someone opens a model they did not create themselves.

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