Tool for visualizing schema and associations

I’m working with other people on a Rails project with a fairly “deep”
set of interconnected data.

This is the first time I’ve tried to discuss data organization with
non-database-savvy folks (they know and understand the data we’re
working with but are not familiar with sql concepts or rails
associations).

It would be really helpful if I had a tool that I could use to very
easily create a graphic representation of what we have so far in terms
of tables and associations.

Anybody have a suggestion for a (hopefully free) tool for generating a
graphical representation of this sort of info? Table contents would be
good, but the primary thing is the tables and their associations graphed
in a visually meaningful way.

thanks,
jp

HI Jeff,

On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 20:00 +0100, Jeff P. wrote:

of tables and associations.

Anybody have a suggestion for a (hopefully free) tool for generating a
graphical representation of this sort of info? Table contents would be
good, but the primary thing is the tables and their associations graphed
in a visually meaningful way.

I’d recommend you take a look at RailRoad
(http://railroad.rubyforge.org/) as a starting point.

HTH,
Bill

bill walton wrote:

HI Jeff,

On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 20:00 +0100, Jeff P. wrote:

of tables and associations.

Anybody have a suggestion for a (hopefully free) tool for generating a
graphical representation of this sort of info? Table contents would be
good, but the primary thing is the tables and their associations graphed
in a visually meaningful way.

I’d recommend you take a look at RailRoad
(http://railroad.rubyforge.org/) as a starting point.

That’s a good tool if you want to do this from the Rails classes. If
instead you want to take the DB schema as a starting point, try
SchemaSpy or Power*Architect.

HTH,
Bill

Best,

Marnen Laibow-Koser
http://www.marnen.org
[email protected]

sorry, I’ve overseen, that you already got the proposition for
railroad.

Roman

sorry, I’ve overseen, that you already got the proposition for
railroad.

Roman

Hi Jeff,

have you tried Railroad?

http://railroad.rubyforge.org/

Cheers,
Roman

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