Schema into diagrams

Barry Walsh baz at
Wed Apr 1 08:58:22 BST 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?

OmniGraffle 5 switched to using GraphViz for its engine so I would hope 
that it could import GraphViz files with ease (can't confirm this 
because I'm still on OmniGraffle 4)


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