Schema into diagrams

Ben Evans ben at
Fri Mar 27 17:43:13 GMT 2009

Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 4:58 PM, Dave Cross <dave at> wrote:
>> Paul Makepeace wrote:
>>> Do people have a favorite MySQL schema -> (ER)diagram tool? Basically a
>>> quick way of visualising a database. Ideally one that sucks out the schema
>>> from the db itself, altho' I guess a mysqldump-driven one would be fine too.
>> I use SQL::Translator for that
> Thanks. (Used that years ago so it goes)
> OmniGraffle is a great tool for this kind of thing, and it looks like
> its file format is an Apple plist (XML) so should be reasonably
> straightforward to have SQL::Translator spit out data that OmniGraffle
> could render nicely. Has anyone done this or anything in this
> direction?
I haven't, but it would be a great help with something I'm currently 
working on, so if anyone does have any tips, please can we keep the list 
copied on them.



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