we have almost 7000 objectsHow do you count these 7000 objects? Only tables or it includes views and foreign keys as well.
If I add one column to one table I have to save the ENTIRE designOnly changed objects (one table in your case) will be saved. If you add or delete table then Objects.local file will be regenerated.
what that will mean when it comes time to synch with subversion. Does it have to compare everything in the ENTIRE design to determine what has changed?It'll will take a while until you get such design into subversion repository but after that if you change one table you'll see only that table as changed.
Is there a way to save just one table without saving the whole designThere is a "save" at model level, but as I said you can use save at design level as well - only changed objects will be saved.
Can I have 20 schema based designs that can relate to other designs in the same databaseIn Data Modeler 3.2 tables from other models can be referred thus you can have 20 models (500 objects each) and you can select to load only one or two models you need to work on.
We like to provide our developers with diagrams with all the tables they will be interacting with on all the databases.I hope that doesn't mean 7000 tables on one diagram.
We have about 2500 entities and tables and no, not all on one diagram. This is the number that was imported from Designer. That is why I am struggling with SDDM because in Designer we divide and conquer. We have about 20 applications for our custom work and 3 COTS applications. We share/shortcut entities/tables needed from the COTs apps into our custom applications.
How do you count these 7000 objects?
I have been lazy on this one since the 32 bit installs JVM for me. I have a 64 bit box with 16 GB of memory and dual quad core CPU's, 2 - 500 GB disk drives which are slow and not RAID. Guess I will uninstall again and install 64 bit before complaining again.
You need 64 bit OS
I keep hearing rumors of 3.2 and I may try to wait until it is out before we migrate. I know, Oracle doesn't comment on release dates so I won't ask if it will be out in the next few months.
In Data Modeler 3.2 tables from other models can be referred thus you can have 20 models (500 objects each) and you can select to load only one or two models you need to work on.
How do you save at these different levels?
There is a "save" at model level, but as I said you can use save at design level as well - only changed objects will be saved.
I am currently using SDDM 126.96.36.1999.
What version of Data Modeler do you use?
We have about 2500 entities and tablesI assume 2500 entities and 2500 tables. If you work only on logical model then you can select to not load relational model - "Preferences>Data Modeler>Show select relational models Dialog" check box
Saving takes a long timeMore memory will help on that - the size of design is not for 32 bit OS and memory settings
I keep hearing rumors of 3.2Well it's good to have such version as 3.2 (somewhere in the future) and to say we'll have it in 3.2. Unfortunately soon or later release day will come and reality will appear. May be it's time to stop writing about 3.2 and move to 3.3 :)
How do you save at these different levels?Context menu in the browser - Logical model, relational model, physical model nodes