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June 13th, 2008

Visual MySQL Database Design in MySQL Workbench

Database, MySQL, by suvi.

MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool recently released by MySQL AB. The tool is specifically for designing MySQL database.

MySQL Workbench has many functions and features; this article by Djoni Darmawikarta shows some of them by way of an example. We’ll build a physical data model for an order system where an order can be a sale order or a purchase order, and then, forward-engineer our model into an MySQL database.

MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool recently released by MySQL AB. The tool is specifically for designing MySQL database.

What you build in MySQL Workbench is called physical data model. A physical data model is a data model for a specific RDBMS product; the model in this article will have some MySQL unique specifications. We can generate (forward-engineer) the database objects from its physical model, which in addition to tables and their columns, can also include other objects such as view.

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