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Relationship Diagram Tool

  • 1.  Relationship Diagram Tool

    Posted 02-07-2020 09:38
    Hello All,

    I see @Don Larson use entity relationship diagrams (ERD) often and I use them and find them extremely useful as well. I realized it would be a good idea to share the software that I use since it is easy to use, can be used to create SQL relational schema, and is free. Take a look at ​ERD Plus, it is cloud based and there is no need to download any software:


    You can click the "TRY IT!" option in the ribbon and use the application with signing up, but signing up offers you the ability to save your ERDs in a folder in the cloud as well as translating ERDs into a SQL relational schema:

    Cheers and Happy Building!

    Adam Keever

  • 2.  RE: Relationship Diagram Tool

    Posted 02-07-2020 10:28

    Thanks for the reference and sharing a tool.   I find that a picture is worth a thousand words.  I learn much more from the ERD than a description and it reminds me of what we built and why.

    I am using Gliffy for all my drawings.   I have hundreds stored in my account by customer. 


    However I will check out ERDPlus.  I am all for a new useful mouse trap.  Which begs the question when do we all get access to Cloudpipes? :) 

    Don Larson
    Westlake OH

  • 3.  RE: Relationship Diagram Tool

    Posted 02-07-2020 10:57
    Edited by Austin K 02-07-2020 10:58
    I've always used draw.io when I needed to make a diagram. I like the ui and the large menu on the left with a ton of different icons to use. It can do a a lot of other things too and has some good templates to get you started on some of the charts if you want that.

  • 4.  RE: Relationship Diagram Tool

    Posted 02-07-2020 13:57
    Thanks for sharing.

    Adam Keever