SqlDBM Release Update – Jan 31, 2019

Color Indicator  |  Table Search  |   Easy News Notification  |  Add New Related Tables  | Bring related tables to diagram  |  Highlight Related Tables

The SqlDBM team is proud to announce the release of SqlDBM v.2.5 based on our roadmap/feedback.

In this release, our top features include:

Table Color Indicator 

Long awaited feature of ability to add colors to tables is finally here.

Now users can pick color indicator for tables to differentiate it from other tables by some logical reasons. Also, users can assign color on schema level as well, which sets the color of all tables under that schema automatically.

Here is quick help article explaining on how to generate use Table Color Indicator in SqlDBM

Table/Index/Schema Search

In this version, SqlDBM released feature for easily finding tables to add them to your diagram or access them for any particular reason. This feature becomes very handy when there are large number of tables in the database, and user need to quickly access them. This feature is very straight forward to use: there is filter available at top of Diagram Explorer as we as Database Explorer.

Easy News Notifications

We noticed that sometimes users are not aware of new cool features that we release. To address this issue, we added small blinking icon on our tool page, clicking on which provides quick access to check out any new features that are rolled out.

Add New Related Tables 

Now in SqlDBM, users can easily add new related tables (both parent and child) by single click functionality. Just by selecting a table, tool shows for dots around the selected table, clicking on any dot (left or top dot for Parent table & right or bottom dot for Child table) will create a related table.

Bring Related Tables to Diagram

Users can now easily add all existing related tables of a particular table to a diagram. There are couple of ways to do this:

  • Right click on a table name in Explorer, which gives option to add related tables
  • In table properties (in right vertical panel), there is new section to view/add parent as well as child tables to the diagram


Highlight Only Related Tables by dimming rest of the Diagram

We believe visualization of different areas of the database  (based on business logic or data-flow or connectivity)  is a key factor in designing/understanding your database. Hence, we added a very neat feature, which helps user to better visualize “table along with its connected tables” , by dimming rest of the diagram. Just click on the table of concern and you will see the affect.



Fixed following tickets reported on Support Forum

This isn’t all we’ve done, we’ve also made a few minor tweaks to improve the overall experience with SqlDBM.

Please check out SqlDBM at https://sqldbm.com, let us know how we can improve SqlDBM to resolve your current issues related to database designing/modeling. Help us get the next update to SqlDBM in the best possible shape. Your feedback is important to securing a solid update release, and we greatly appreciate your assistance.